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Sunday, July 23
 

12:00pm

NEXT Pre-registration
Despise long lines? Come and register yourself early and skip the long line on Monday morning!

We'll be located in the lobby on the 1st floor of the Hyatt McCormick, once you check-in to your hotel, come on by and register yourself. You'll grab your badge and we'll get you registered!



Sunday July 23, 2017 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place 2233 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616

5:00pm

NEXT Opening BBQ Reception
Join us for a night of games, BBQ, drinks, and fun times!

We'll be on the rooftop of the McCormick Place, weather permitting. 
Games include: Connect4, large Jenga, and cornhole!

Haven't registered yet? Feel free to pre-register yourself to avoid the lines on Monday.



Sunday July 23, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
McCormick Place Chicago 2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616
 
Monday, July 24
 

7:00am

REGISTRATION
Monday July 24, 2017 7:00am - 9:00am
McCormick Place Chicago 2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616

7:00am

SPONSOR & PRODUCT LOUNGE
Monday July 24, 2017 7:00am - 5:30pm
Sponsor Lounge 2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616

8:00am

COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST
Monday July 24, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Vista Ballroom 2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616

9:00am

WELCOME KEYNOTE: Personalized Learning
Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Friedman

Jeremy Friedman

CEO and Cofounder, Schoology
Jeremy Friedman is CEO and Co-Founder of Schoology.  Jeremy creates and leads the execution of Schoology's strategy for advancing what is possible in education. He has guided the company through five consecutive years of triple-digit growth. Today, Schoology is the leading learning management solution serving over one thousand enterprise clients and used by over 12 million students, educators, advisors, and parents worldwide. He is a recognized education technology thought leader and frequently sought speaker at industry events. Jeremy was selected as one of... Read More →


Monday July 24, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Vista Ballroom 2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616

11:15am

Gotta New Hire? Developing Staff Training Courses in Schoology
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

So often we hire new staff and try to train them in a few short days, or not at all! Learn how to develop training courses in Schoology for any position, from a new teacher to a new secretary!

Objective: Attendees of this session will come aways with a step by step guide to constructing a training course for any type of new staff.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Fry

Jennifer Fry

Technology Integration Coordinator, Westerville City Schools
I work with a team of amazing Tech Integration Coaches and Library/Media Specialists to help teachers and administrators successfully integrate technology for student learning and engagement. Talk to me about our Ohio Blended Collaborative project, the Makerspace movement, innov... Read More →


Monday July 24, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
402a & 402b

11:15am

How to Engage and Inspire Young Students through Personalized Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

Looking for creative strategies to encourage and empower students to take responsibility for their own learning? Come and learn how a third grade teacher’s blended learning classroom environment has grown the knowledge, independence, and confidence of her elementary students. Participants will receive a step by step guide on how to personalize instruction for individuals so they can reach their fullest potential using Schoology.

Objectives:
1. Participants will learn how Schoology plays a central role in supporting self paced, blended learning and 21st century pedagogy.
2. Participants will collaborate with others to build similar experiences for their learning communities.
3. Participants will develop strategies for connecting with families.
4. Participants will learn tips for using Schoology in small group, large group, or collaborative group instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Schumacher

Amy Schumacher

3rd grade teacher, Neenah Joint School District
Amy Schumacher has taught at the elementary level for 20 years in both Kindergarten and third grade.  Amy encourages her learners to wonder, explore, and to become forward thinkers.  She is passionate about relevant learning experiences and helping her students attain the skills they need to be successful through a blended learning environment. She has an undergraduate degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa... Read More →


Monday July 24, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
404b & 404c

11:15am

Student-Centered Learning: Harnessing the Power of Schoology for Differentiated Mastery
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Attendees will learn how to integrate the Schoology platform into a mastery-based classroom. We will review how to build a culture of mastery learning in your classroom and really dig into the important mindsets and thinking your students must go through to build this culture. This session focuses on student-centered learning and teaching students how to figure out the ways in which they learn best. We will dig deeper into the components of our classrooms and how Schoology completion rules, test banks, and discussions allow us to create a culture of mastery learning.• How to create a mastery learning culture in your classroom

Objectives:
• Become a coach rather than an instructor
• Encourage students to use reflection for redesigning their learning
• Create Schoology test banks with completion rules that can be used for a true assessment of mastery

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Potts

Trevor Potts

Teacher, Troy School District
I've been teaching and coaching for 15 years. I've taught mathematics, physical education, and technology courses. I'm interested in how technology fits into best practice and how to make my classroom student centered. This coming school year I will be working as a teaching co... Read More →


Monday July 24, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
403a

11:15am

Taking It Virtual: Developing Online Course Offerings
Limited Capacity seats available

For the last two years, the Parkway School District has been offering fully virtual courses to our high school students as a part of their every day schedule. Learn from our challenges and our successes while discovering the program beginnings, our approach to providing online learning opportunities for our students, and where we're going from here. 

Speakers
avatar for Bill Bass

Bill Bass

Innovation Coordinator, Parkway School District
Bill Bass is a former English teacher who now serves as Innovation Coordinator for Instructional Technology and Library Media in the Parkway School District in St. Louis, MO. As a speaker, writer and professional developer, he focuses on systemic and sustainable integration of technology into classrooms at all grade levels. Bill currently serves on the ISTE Board of Directors and as Past-President of the ISTE Innovative Learning PLN as well as the Gateway Media Literacy Project board of directors. He is a Google Certified Innovator, Google for Education Certified Trainer and DEN Star Educator. He has written numerous articles, book chapters and has authored two books, From Inspiration to Red Carpet (ISTE 2012) and Digital Reading... Read More →


Monday July 24, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
403b

11:15am

1:1 - More Than a Device in Everyone's Hands
Limited Capacity seats available

One of the popular trends in educational technology is the movement to one-to-one learning environments. Having an improved effect on students and learning, regardless of the device chosen (laptop, iPad, tablet, or BYOD) requires planning, supervision, training, and change. This session will look at one-to-one implementation from the points of view of both administration and classroom teachers. We will discuss research on one-to-one learning, transforming teaching and student learning through additional opportunities, resources and techniques—like flipped classrooms, mastery learning, and project based instruction—that are made possible in a one-to-one environment. We will look at planning for implementation (including surveys and analysis) and professional development for teachers (including types of training and duration) and support for users and the technology. We will also discuss transformative technology use rather than the domestication of ed tech, and share considerations for sharing information electronically with students, including those without home Internet access.

Objectives:
1. What does research say about the one-to-one learning environment model?
2. What new types of teaching and learning are possible in a one-to-one learning environment?
3. What are some ways to plan for a one-to-one implementation?
4. What are some staff training needs and ways to plan professional development in a one-to-one learning environment?
5. How can Schoology help facilitate a switch to a one-to-one learning environment?

Speakers
avatar for Philip Pulley

Philip Pulley

Teacher, Fieldcrest High School CUSD 6
I am a 20-year educator and educational technology trainer. I currently teach high school history, video production, and dual credit communications. I am in my 5th year of teaching in a 1:1 environment using the flipped classroom model. I have presented and conducted tech trainin... Read More →


Monday July 24, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
401c & 401d

11:15am

Empowering Reflective Practitioners: Schoologize Your Professional Development
Limited Capacity seats available

This session proposes faculty learning communities as a platform for sustained critical reflection and problem solving. Participants will engage in a live "faculty learning community" to solve real problems they experience in their own contexts. This parallels a model of faculty development designed to empower faculty to solve their own problems of practice at Lancaster Bible College.

Objectives:
1.) Identify problems of practice
2.) Solve problems of practice through community-collaboration
3.) Evaluate Faculty Learning Communities for professional development contexts

Speakers
avatar for Justin Harbin

Justin Harbin

Coordinator, Office of Teaching Effectiveness/Asst. Professor, Lancaster Bible College
Coordinator of the Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Assistant Professor in Middle Level Education. Passionate about being the best teacher I can be and equipping others to do the same. I'm currently studying how educational innovations spread from person to person and through... Read More →
avatar for William Illingworth

William Illingworth

Instructional Technologist, Lancaster Bible College
Ed, Tech, EdTech, Twitter, Social Learning, Slack, and so much more. Having been Enterprise for 2.5 years has helped me and my institution take great leaps with our teaching, learning, and professional development. I'd love to talk about any and all elements of Instructional Tech... Read More →


Monday July 24, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
401a & 401b

11:15am

Harnessing the Power of Schoology to Strengthen the Home-to-School Connection
Limited Capacity seats available

Children whose families who are involved in their education have higher test scores, better attendance, and a more positive attitude. In this session, participants will discover how districts are harnessing the power of Schoology to strengthen home-to-school connections. Participants should bring their ideas to share! Leave with an implementation plan for strengthening home-to school connections.

Objectives:
(1) Examine and brainstorm examples for utilizing Schoology to strengthen the home-to-school connection.
(2) Share strategies and examples from your organization to create powerful digital connections with families.
(3) Develop a plan for implementing Schoology tools to strengthen home-to school connections.

Speakers
avatar for Carmen Marty

Carmen Marty

Learning and Innovation Specialist, Schoology
Schoology Learning and Innovation Specialist. Passionate instructional coach and facilitator of adult learners. Assists district stakeholders with transforming classrooms through the infusion of technology. Students learn and discover through engagement and innovation. Supports... Read More →


Monday July 24, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
404a

11:15am

Schoology's Vision - Personalized Learning at Scale
Limited Capacity seats available

Schoology believes educators should be able to personalize the educational experience for every student. In this session you’ll hear more details about Schoology’s vision, how we support that vision today and how we will support it in the future. 


Speakers
avatar for Kellie Ady

Kellie Ady

Director of Instructional Strategy, Schoology
avatar for Scott Kozic

Scott Kozic

Senior Director of Product Management, Schoology
avatar for Lisa Rudge

Lisa Rudge

Director of Professional Development, Schoology


Monday July 24, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
AWS Innovation (405a & 405b)

12:15pm

Bursting the Bubble: The New Instructional Demands of Digital Assessments
Limited Capacity filling up

It’s time for us to burst the bubble. The educational world is demanding an experience with assessment that doesn’t fit the current 8 by 11 answer sheet. We’ll help you identify the real needs of students, teachers, principals and coordinators and the challenges they face.

We need so much from assessments, but often times feel they’re lacking. Students, teachers, principals and coordinators don’t feel connected to the assessment. The results are delayed. The reports aren’t comparative. The data is confusing. The experience always feels more summative than formative. All of these challenges can be answered by moving your assessment to the learning environment. This is an opportunity to show how all the various users benefit from this type of change.

Objectives:  Participants will have a deeper understanding about the considerations needed when developing or using assessments for personalizing learning.

Speakers
avatar for Kara Gann

Kara Gann

Client Success Manager, Schoology
avatar for Adam Larson

Adam Larson

Director of Educational Strategy, Schoology


Monday July 24, 2017 12:15pm - 1:00pm
403b

12:15pm

Solving the Big Assessment Problem
Limited Capacity seats available

When the Souderton School District needed to find a new tool to help with their assessments, they knew the best place to go was with a service they already trust.  In this 45-min session, hear why Souderton chose AMP, their plans for rolling it out, and what their expansion plans look like.  

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Bauer

Nicole Bauer

Staff Developer, Souderton Area School District


Monday July 24, 2017 12:15pm - 1:00pm
401a & 401b

12:15pm

Innovative Uses for Schoology from Schoology Ambassadors
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join Schoology Ambassadors from around the country - regular users just like you - that have found new, innovative ways to use Schoology in their classrooms, schools and districts. Objectives: The attendees will come away from this session with a number of new and innovative uses for Schoology, such as sporting teams, professional development, etc.

Speakers
avatar for Kristie Burk

Kristie Burk

Coordinator of Cyber and Blended Learning, Downingtown Area School District
Hooray
avatar for Bridget Heaton

Bridget Heaton

Social and Advocacy Manager, Schoology


Monday July 24, 2017 12:15pm - 1:00pm
403a

12:15pm

Preventing Cheating During Online Tests with LockDown Browser
Learn how you can easily protect content and prevent cheating during Schoology tests and quizzes! This session discusses key challenges with online testing in K-12 environments and presents a cost-effective way to deter cheating. You’ll see how LockDown Browser prevents students from printing, copying, and accessing other applications during proctored tests – and how it seamlessly integrates with Schoology for use with Windows, Mac, iOS, and Chromebook devices. We’ll also share best practices from some of the 1000+ customers that use LockDown Browser, including a couple of schools attending Schoology NEXT 2017.

Key Takeaways:
1. Understand the key challenges involved with online testing in a K-12 environment and how they are addressed by LockDown Browser.

2. Learn best practices from school districts that have successfully implemented online testing and utilize LockDown Browser.

Speakers
AD

Anna Desmond

Sr. Account Manager, Respondus


Monday July 24, 2017 12:15pm - 1:00pm
402a & 402b

12:15pm

Top 10 Instructional Design Elements in Schoology
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Connect, create, and collaborate in this interactive learning seminar grounded in the 4C’s of 21st century learning within the Schoology platform. Following this session, you will walk away with ten instructional design elements to ignite and innovate interactive design elements in your online courses.

Objectives:
  • Explore & Apply Interaction Strategies via multiple modalities through embeddable content
  • Design collaborative conversations for learners to interact with local or global audiences via shared discussions
  • Create innovative and engaging content for learners via pages and rich text editor tools. 

Speakers
avatar for Cory Klinge

Cory Klinge

Instructional Excellence Coordinator, Eden Prairie Schools, MN
Cory Klinge has 15 years of education and technology experience. He is an Instructional Excellence Coordinator for Eden Prairie Schools in Eden Prairie, MN. Cory earned his Masters of Arts in Education at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. He is an adjunct instructor at St Mar... Read More →
avatar for Alexander Townsend

Alexander Townsend

Instructional Excellence Coordinator, Eden Prairie Schools ISD 272
Alex is an Instructional Excellence Coordinator in the Eden Prairie School District, located just outside of Minneapolis, MN. He has been in education as a special education para, intervention and classroom teacher and coach over the last 12 years.


Monday July 24, 2017 12:15pm - 1:00pm
404a

12:15pm

BrainPOP/Schoology 101
Limited Capacity seats available

There’s always something new to learn about with BrainPOP! Join us for a session covering the BrainPOP basics and highlighting all our newest features – from Make-a-Movie to Make-a-Map to game-based learning and our integration with Schoology. Discover how BrainPOP can be used to provide students feedback on formative assessments. Learn to collaborate with other teachers on common assessments and easily analyze student progress. Using tools such as Assignment Builder and Mixer, explore how teachers can accommodate assignments and assessments for all students.

Perfect for veteran users and newbies alike, this session will include best practices for engaging students and getting the most out of My BrainPOP while showing the ease of use via the Schoology integration. You’ll take home tips and tricks that make it easy to integrate all these new features.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Jones

Michael Jones

Teacher, BrainPOP
Mike Jones is a middle school science teacher for Metcalf, Illinois State University’s Lab School. Michael received his B.S in Middle School Education at Illinois State University. He later completed his M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction and is currently working on another in Educational Administration and Foundations. He is a trainer for The Moveable Feast, a professional development seminar centered on technology and has presented at numerous State and National science and technology conferences. He loves the potential STEM can bring to the classroom by empowering students through inquiry. When he... Read More →


Monday July 24, 2017 12:15pm - 1:00pm
404b & 404c

12:15pm

AMP: What to Expect and Why Data-Driven Assessment is the Future of Data-Driven Instruction
Limited Capacity filling up

Hear the latest on Schoology AMP: where we are, what to expect, and why it fits your needs for data-driven instruction

Objectives: Attendees will leave with an outline of existing and anticipated release of upcoming features and explanation of why they will like what these releases will allow them to do to elevate their instruction

Speakers
avatar for Kellie Ady

Kellie Ady

Director of Instructional Strategy, Schoology
avatar for Devin Kani

Devin Kani

Senior Product Manager, Schoology
avatar for Stephanie Powell

Stephanie Powell

Product Manager, Schoology


Monday July 24, 2017 12:15pm - 1:00pm
AWS Innovation (405a & 405b)

12:15pm

Going Digital at Warp Speed: Leveraging Schoology for your 1:1 Initiative
Limited Capacity seats available

An increasing number of school districts across the nation are beginning to engage in district-wide digital conversion – a comprehensive process that integrates 1:1 computing with a learning management system, digital resources, and significant shifts school practices to enhance student learning outcomes. Digital Conversion and the processes that are required to successfully integrate it into the “way of doing instruction” tends to generate numerous questions from students, faculty, administrators, school boards, and the broader school community.

As you engage in this session, you will examine the story of the East Irondequoit Central School District’s journey (as well as findings from other school districts that have implemented digital conversion), and you’ll discover the benefits realized from their sustained partnership with the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester. You will learn how processes and procedures were implemented to facilitate the adoption of 1:1 computing, teaching and learning transformations, digital resources, and school leadership approaches … all of which impact student engagement and achievement in contemporary ways. You’ll also discover why a natural outcome of this partnership is the formation of a New York State Digital Conversion Consortium that can assist schools at any stage of digital implementation and what this means to students, teachers, administrators, boards of education, and the broader school community.

The session is designed to have participants interact with key questions and shared stories about digital conversion and connect their own ideas and questions with examples from the field of successful and unsuccessful digital conversions. The format will include presentation with stories from multiple school districts and activities to stimulate questions and thinking about digital conversion in K-12 schools and the significant potential it can bring to teaching practice and student learning.

Attendees are encouraged to bring an internet-connected device to this presentation (smart phone, tablet, laptop, etc) which will be used for participation and collaboration.

Objectives:
a. Identify and report key elements of a Digital Conversion and the potential impact that digital conversion can have on teaching practice and student learning
b. Identify and describe a list of key factors that school leadership must embrace to be successful in a digital conversion (such as an LMS)
c. Identify and summarize the benefits and challenges of participating in a K-12 / Higher Ed partnership

Speakers
DM

David Miller

Assistant Professor, Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester


Monday July 24, 2017 12:15pm - 1:00pm
401c & 401d

1:00pm

COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH
Monday July 24, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Vista Ballroom 2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616

1:00pm

Schoology Champions Program Information Session
Learn more about Schoology’s newest community initiative—the Schoology Champions Program—and connect with fellow attendees.

Speakers
avatar for Bridget Heaton

Bridget Heaton

Social and Advocacy Manager, Schoology


Monday July 24, 2017 1:00pm - 2:15pm
AWS Partner Pavilion

2:15pm

Blended Learning: Taking it to the Next Level
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Learn how blended learning has been served up from schools around the country. Each school and classroom has taken their own twist on how to define, implement, and assess the blended learning process. This hands-on workshop will allow participants to explore and compare the different blended learning that work. How will you create your blended learning classroom? Objectives: Blended learning has been around for the last twelve years. With four key models of blended learning schools have taken pieces and parts to create their own mixology of blended learning. There is no right or wrong way to stir together the ingredients of blended learning, it is all about how to make the program work for your school or classroom.

During this hands-on workshop the participants will watch, learn, and explore data from blended learning schools from around the country. The workshop will be set up in a Phase 1 blended learning model with Schoology as backbone of the rotations. As the participants move from mini lesson, 4C's, and independent learning they will have time to reflect on the different learning modalities, level of student engagement, define different types of blended learning models, and compare the blended learning techniques. This session is geared for all levels of blended learning educators and administrators. Come to learn how to start a blended learning classroom or reflect on how your blended learning environments compares to other classroom around the country.

Urban, Suburban, Rural, and Private School teachers that have worked with Marcia will be onsite to help answer questions, facilitate the small group discussion, and help the participants to start to create their own mixology of blended learning.

Learning Objectives:

The session Taking Blended Learning to the Next Level will start out with a whole group discussion on what is blended learning, defining blended learning, and exploring blended learning models through an interactive Pear Deck activity. Then the participants will break up into groups based on level of experience with blended learning or by grade levels.

At each of the different locations around the room, participants will be able to engage and learn from the showcased educators. After 10 minutes, a buzzer will sound and the participants will be able to move to new location within the room to talk with a new group of blended learning experts. There will be a total of three different rotations that will focus on the following objectives:
  • Define the different blended and personalized learning models
  • Compare and Contrast blended learning programs from around the country
  • Analyze data from blended learning programs such as Schoology Quizzes 
  • Construct a blended learning model that will best work in their classroom or school
  • Collaborate with colleagues about blended learning while using Schoology as an LMS.

With multiple learning objectives and goals, the participants will have the chance to pick the learning path that best fits their current blended learning level of understanding or application.

Throughout the whole workshop, a backchannel using Twitter or Today’s Meet will be used to collect questions, ideas, and resources to share out with the group.

The last 10 minutes will be spent answering the large group questions and helping the participants to create a personal learning network to use after the lecture has ended.

Speakers
avatar for Marcia Kish

Marcia Kish

Blended and Personalized Learning Specialist, DSD Professional Development
Marcia Kish has been working and implementing the Blended Learning model across the country and here in Ohio. She has also been working with Columbus City Schools and other suburban schools around central Ohio for the last couple of years. Marcia has presented workshops on Blende... Read More →


Monday July 24, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
401a & 401b

2:15pm

Ditch the Assignment Notebook
Limited Capacity filling up

Use all the tools in Schoology to helps students organize homework, inform parents and empower students. No more assignment notebooks to lose or be unable to read. Create the home/school communication tool you've dreamed of!

After the session, participants will have a clear understanding of how to set up and use the calendar to report homework, communicate with parents via groups and empower students to take responsibility for their organization. Examples of parent information forms, group resources and student led groups will all be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Sarnes

Joe Sarnes

Asst. Director of Teaching and Learning, Perrysburg Schools
Started as a classroom teacher 26 years ago teaching grades 2 and 3. Spent 5 years as the Technology Integration Specialist for the district and am now the Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning. Integral in the adoption of Schoology, PowerSchool and implementation of 1:1... Read More →


Monday July 24, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
403a

2:15pm

Gamified PD - Adults Want To Have Fun Too!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Gamified Professional Development - is that even possible? YES! In order to get more buy-in from staff members, I decided to gamify my technology training sessions, but this method could work for any topic - not just technology. Take a dash of friendly team rivalry, a pinch of flipped classroom, a smidgen of whimsical storyline, and mix together within a sturdy point and badging system and you've got a recipe for success! I'll take you through my process and offer some helpful tips and tricks that you can adapt for your own means. Best of all, it can all be done right inside the Schoology platform. Games aren't just for the students!

Objectives: Attendees will come away from this session with strategies and ideas for creating gamified professional development for any variety of topics.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Lopatin

Jared Lopatin

Educational Technology Coordinator, Lexington School for the Deaf


Monday July 24, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
401c & 401d

2:15pm

Structuring Competency Based Education (CBE) in Schoology
Limited Capacity seats available

With MCC beginning to offer competency based education (CBE), a new course structure was needed to accommodate the model. Looking to use Schoology to deliver these courses, various Schoology features have been used to create several structure options that will be presented in order to meet different curriculum needs.

Objectives: Attendees will walk away with ideas on structuring courses for delivery to support a competency based education model. We will demonstrate CBE course designs by aligning learning objectives, building rubrics, setting student completion rules and utilizing the mastery reporting feature.

Speakers
avatar for Krista King

Krista King

Systems Coordinator, Mohave Community College
I have worked in education for almost 20 years and have experience in multiple LMS platforms. Believing in lifelong learning, I love working where I grew up and helping future generations attain their goals. I'm also a Schoology HigherEd Ambassador. | | Ask me about our One... Read More →
avatar for Jordan Noble

Jordan Noble

eLearning Multimedia Designer, Mohave Community College
I hold a B.S. in Technology Management from NAU and have worked in education for over 7 years. Currently, I work with faculty to improve education through technology. | | Ask me about our Herbarium Database!


Monday July 24, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
404a

2:15pm

Combining Schoology with Microsoft to Improve Learning and Collaboration
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn how to merge the power of Microsoft OneDrive with the versatility of Schoology. Participants will learn how both instructors and students can easily access Microsoft content from within the Schoology platform. We will look at using Microsoft OneDrive to create assignments and collect student work that results in a paperless, organized workflow.

Objectives:
  • Setting up Microsoft OneDrive to work with Schoology
  • Distribute OneDrive files via your Schoology assignment
  • Leveraging Schoology's grading tools and rubrics to provide feedback on OneDrive submissions

Speakers
avatar for Kelsey Collins

Kelsey Collins

Associate Product Manager, Schoology
avatar for Joe Vassallo

Joe Vassallo

Professional Development Specialist, Schoology


Monday July 24, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
404b & 404c

2:15pm

Overcoming Stakeholder Fear of 1-to-1
Limited Capacity seats available

Provide your stakeholders with historical perspective regarding the rise of technology and 1:1 classrooms. This session will look at past examples of how our society has adopted new technologies and use that perspective to think realistically about ways to manage technology safely in schools. The session will include tips for classroom management, 1:1 policies, and parenting advice in the digital age.

Objectives:
  • A historical perspective about the speed and extent at which technology has grown.
  • An understanding of why it is so hard for parents and teachers to manage students who are always connected.
  • Tips on how to advocate for a 1:1 environment.
  • Common mistakes in regulating the use of technology.
  • Tips for helping students develop good habits in the use of technology.
  • Tips for parents on managing devices at home.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Cooper

Chris Cooper

Curriculum Technology Trainer, Germantown Municipal School District
I am a curriculum technology trainer for a public school system just outside Memphis, TN. We are in the middle of rolling out our 1:1 initiative with iPads (6-7) and MacBooks (9-12). I'm always looking for ways to motivate reluctant teachers, educate parents, and help students an... Read More →


Monday July 24, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
402a & 402b

2:15pm

Solving the Puzzle of IB and Standards-Based Grading in Schoology
Limited Capacity seats available

Gradebook setup for standards-based grading can be a puzzle. Come find out how one school district solved their gradebook challenge for IB (International Baccalaureate) Grading and other standards-based grading by using categories, rubrics and grading scales. We will also explore how the mastery features of Schoology can lead to rich reports for an IB or Standards-Based grading situations.

Attendees will come away from this session with:
  • General understanding of the steps to create scales to support IB and other standards based grading
  • An effective workflow for the process of recording IB trending scores in the Schoology Gradebook.
  • A better understanding of how IB and standards-based rubrics can be incorporated into the gradebook setup of a course. 
  • A sparked interest in how Schoology mastery features can be used to track progress in and IB or standards-based classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Colleen Kennedy

Colleen Kennedy

Technology Integration Specialist, Robbinsdale Cooper High School
I am a technology integration specialist in a school/district that uses Schoology for our LMS and gradebook. I will be talking about using the opportunity to move to the Schoology gradebook to create a way to effectively communicate student progress to students and families.


Monday July 24, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
403b

2:15pm

Thinking Out Cloud in K-12 with AWS
Limited Capacity seats available

Cloud computing can help districts reduce costs, drive efficiencies, and increase innovation. In this session Ryan Miles, Technology Director for Community High School District 117, will discuss how his district uses Amazon Web Services (AWS) to run their website and CMS, serving an educational community of over 15,000. You’ll learn how AWS enables the district’s website to quickly auto-scale capacity up and down as computing requirements change throughout the day, week, or year, in addition to the robust security capabilities that ensure Community High School District 117’s website and CMS remain secure. If you are curious about the cloud and how it can transform your district, you won’t want to miss this session!

Speakers
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Will St. Clair

Senior Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
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Mastin Jones

Sr. Account Executive, Amazon Web Services
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Ryan Miles

Technology Director, Community High School District 117


Monday July 24, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
AWS Innovation (405a & 405b)

3:15pm

KEYNOTES: Schoology Roadmap - Delivering on Personalized Learning at Scale
Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Friedman

Jeremy Friedman

CEO and Cofounder, Schoology
Jeremy Friedman is CEO and Co-Founder of Schoology.  Jeremy creates and leads the execution of Schoology's strategy for advancing what is possible in education. He has guided the company through five consecutive years of triple-digit growth. Today, Schoology is the leading learning management solution serving over one thousand enterprise clients and used by over 12 million students, educators, advisors, and parents worldwide. He is a recognized education technology thought leader and frequently sought speaker at industry events. Jeremy was selected as one of... Read More →


Monday July 24, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Vista Ballroom 2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616

4:15pm

Combining Schoology with Google Apps to Improve Learning and Collaboration
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.


Learn more about our exciting new enhancements to our integrations with Google Drive. See how students and educators will now be able to more seamlessly use Google Drive while working inside of Schoology to manage grades, assignments and student submissions

Objectives:
- Introduce the new Google Drive integration improvements
- Discuss how this can be set up and leveraged in the classroom

Speakers
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Kelsey Collins

Associate Product Manager, Schoology
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Katie Eck

Senior Professional Development Specialist, Schoology
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Carmen Marty

Learning and Innovation Specialist, Schoology
Schoology Learning and Innovation Specialist. Passionate instructional coach and facilitator of adult learners. Assists district stakeholders with transforming classrooms through the infusion of technology. Students learn and discover through engagement and innovation. Supports... Read More →


Monday July 24, 2017 4:15pm - 5:30pm
AWS Innovation (405a & 405b)

4:15pm

Hidden Gems in Schoology
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Schoology has so many hidden "gems" - lesser known features or loved features that are being used in new ways. In this session, your Schoology Ambassadors, educators from all over the country who love Schoology, will present their favorites!

Objectives: The users will come away with new, innovative uses for common features (or learn about some lesser known features) in pages, media albums, discussion forums, quizzes, etc.

Speakers
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Kristie Burk

Coordinator of Cyber and Blended Learning, Downingtown Area School District
Hooray


Monday July 24, 2017 4:15pm - 5:30pm
404b & 404c

4:15pm

Less Clicks, More Learning with Schoology
Limited Capacity filling up

Schoology is a multi-faceted, multi-functional tool that allows for incredibly engaging learning opportunities for learners when educators have the needed skill set to craft and deliver quality content. By utilizing all of the internal and external tools and applications available to Schoology users, educators can build unique, accessible content directly into their course-requiring less clicks and yielding more learning opportunities. In this session we will explore the many capabilities of the insert content tools, embeddable 3rd party tools that expand the capabilities of the Schoology platform, and uniquely engaging learning applications available in the Schoology App store. Come together with like-minded colleagues to learn and collaborate on building beautiful, creative, engaging content for your learners that work across all devices, that are aligned and pinned to learning objectives, and that are focused on providing data that can help educators inform their instruction.

Objectives: Attendees will come away from this sessions with:
  1. A strong understanding of the capabilities and functionality of the insert content tool. 
  2. Ideas for how to embed exciting 3rd party tools like Padlet, Nearpod, Go Formative, Ed Puzzle, and more into their Schoology course for unique learning and assessment opportunities. 
  3. Several immediately usable curricular items i.e. newly designed discussions, revised interactive one-pagers with the page tool, and assessments that are interactive, engaging, and focussed on providing feedback for incorrect answers as well as providing data to instructors.

Speakers
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Cory Klinge

Instructional Excellence Coordinator, Eden Prairie Schools, MN
Cory Klinge has 15 years of education and technology experience. He is an Instructional Excellence Coordinator for Eden Prairie Schools in Eden Prairie, MN. Cory earned his Masters of Arts in Education at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. He is an adjunct instructor at St Mar... Read More →
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Stephanie Rosborg

Instructional Excellence Coach, Eden Prairie Schools ISD 272


Monday July 24, 2017 4:15pm - 5:30pm
404a

4:15pm

Let's Work Together; Project-Based Learning with Schoology
Limited Capacity filling up

How are school-wide projects managed at your school? There are many advantages to organizing and coordinating school projects with Schoology courses. Transparent timelines, open discussions, shared resources, and a central knowledge base, are just a few of the ways a Schoology course can serve as a project management portal. Attendees will dive into an existing, authentic project to get first-hand impressions of the blended, collaborative environment. Attendees will apply project-based learning principles as they storyboard and create their own project management course. The big picture payoff comes when adults transfer their project-based learning experiences to their classrooms; transforming pedagogy through experiential learning.

Objectives: Attendees will come away from this session with
  1. a deeper understanding of PBL principles (ISTE-S 1, 3, 4)
  2. practical ideas for supporting PBL practices within Schoology (ISTE-S 4, 5) 
  3. a working template for a project management course (ISTE-S 4, 5) 
  4. hands-on experience working in a blended, collaborative environment.

Speakers
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Robert Schuetz

Technology Coordinator, Township HS District 211
People can talk to me about teaching and learning, instructional technologies, sports, travel, music, and personal wellness.


Monday July 24, 2017 4:15pm - 5:30pm
401a & 401b

4:15pm

Schoology….It’s Elementary!
Limited Capacity filling up

Schoology is for elementary students too! Schoology offers a variety of features that can be used to reach all K-6 elementary learners! Come hear how the Lee’s Summit School District introduced Schoology to its 18 elementary schools and supported teacher and student use. The behind the scenes work and keys to successful implementation will be shared along with real examples of what learning looks like inside K-6 Schoology Courses in Lee’s Summit.

Objectives:
  1. Discover the essential elements needed in order to establish teacher buy-in and overall Schoology implementation success. 
  2. Strategies for utilizing Schoology with elementary students.
  3. Learn how to share resources within a Collaboration Cafe structure.

Speakers
avatar for Jill Rice

Jill Rice

Instructional Technology Specialist, Lee\'s Summit School District
I wear many hats as an ITS, but my favorite hat to wear is my classroom hat and I get to wear it a lot as I go into classrooms and team teach with teachers. This was our first year using Schoology so many of the teachers I teamed with used Schoology in their lessons. Their idea... Read More →
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Kevin Whaley

Director of Instructional Technology, Lee's Summit R-7 Schools
Entering year 2 of 1:1 Chromebook rollout for all 18,000 of our K-12 students. Year 1 of implementing SGY. Research interests include effects of technology on student achievement and effects of digital resources on student achievement.


Monday July 24, 2017 4:15pm - 5:30pm
403b

4:15pm

The Rock Star Socratic Seminar with Live Digital Feedback
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will engage in an inner-outer Socratic seminar with LIVE feedback via a digital back channel, analyzing and evaluating the provided essential/driving/problem-based question.

Objectives: Primary Objectives attendees participating in this presentation will take away include:
  1. Detailed teaching methods that will introduce a hands-on, multi-tiered Socratic seminar that can be transitioned from teacher control to complete student-centered management over the course of an entire year.
  2. Instructional methods that underpin deep reading and writing analysis of informational texts with collaborative participant-driven speaking and listening techniques (all of which will be shared both digitally and hard copy).
  3. Ideas concerning how the Socratic seminar can segue itself into larger, philanthropic community service endeavors that reach beyond the confines of the brick-and-mortar classroom.

Speakers
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Kurt Schuett

Instructor of English, Leyden High School/District 212


Monday July 24, 2017 4:15pm - 5:30pm
403a

4:15pm

Explore New Assessments with Enhanced Question Types
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Our question types just got a major upgrade! Learn how to build each of our extensive array of new and enhanced question types in Course Assessments and about the newest features available to Schoology users.

Objectives:

  • Build curriculum aligned technology enhanced questions
  • Identify optimal usage for each Question Type
  • Navigate new Course Assessments


Speakers
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Stephanie Powell

Product Manager, Schoology
avatar for Sarah Viner

Sarah Viner

Professional Development Specialist, Schoology


Monday July 24, 2017 4:15pm - 5:30pm
402a & 402b

4:15pm

I Have Schoology - Now What?
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you new to Schoology? Don't know where to start? This session will focus on how to get started as an instructor-planning, migrating curriculum, changing your thought process. Bring a laptop and we will create a course and build out a few material items to help you get started.Objectives: -Review the basics of navigating Schoology; -Create Schoology materials; -Organize content for the optimal student use

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Jonson

Jennifer Jonson

Technology Integration & Media Specialist, Ralston Valley High School
Jen Jonson is an Educational Technology Specialist for Jeffco Public Schools. Prior to joining Jeffco’s Educational Technology team, she taught middle school and high school students for 16 years, both in online and traditional classrooms. Jen is a Google Certified Teacher and... Read More →
avatar for Carrie Richards

Carrie Richards

Associate Professional Development Specialist, Schoology


Monday July 24, 2017 4:15pm - 5:30pm
401c & 401d

6:30pm

Choose Your Own Chicago Tour- Night Architecture Tour
Want to explore Chicago? Not sure where to go or who to go with? Come join one of our tours!
*Please note, you are responsible for transportation with your group, in addition to paying for the tour.

We'll meet at the Hyatt hotel lobby at 6:30, promptly, as you'll need to arrive at Navy Pier at 6:45. 

In this Night Architecture tour, you'll join the boat tour where they ride along the river, and you'll gain insight into the history of architecture that Chicago is known for.

Want to secure your spot? Purchase your ticket now for the July 24th, 7:30 pm tour:
https://tickets.shorelinesightseeing.com/webstore/shop/viewItems.aspx?cg=1&c=1

Tour: $37 (dependent upon actual tour)
75 mins, leaves from the Navy Pier at 7:30 pm

*Based upon availability.

Monday July 24, 2017 6:30pm - 9:30pm
TBA

7:00pm

Choose Your Own Chicago Tour- Pizza Tour
Want to explore Chicago? Not sure where to go or who to go with? Come join one of our tours!
*Please note, you are responsible for transportation with your group, in addition to paying for the food you consume.

Love food? In this pizza tour, we'll hit up the 3 most famous Chicago pizza places with some awesome Schoology folks!

Pequods

2207 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, USA

Lou Malnati

805 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605, USA

Giordanos

223 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60606, USA



Monday July 24, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
TBA

7:00pm

Choose Your Own Chicago Tour- The Touristy Tour
Want to explore Chicago? Not sure where to go or who to go with? Come join one of our tours!
*Please note, you are responsible for transportation with your group, in addition to paying for admission to the Willis Tower.

In this "touristy" tour, we'll hit up some of the most iconic Chicago spots with some awesome Schoology folks!
1. Willis Tower (admission to the Sky Deck tower is $23)
2. The Bean/Cloud Gate
3. Millennium Park
4. outside the Shedd Aquarium (panoramic view of the city)



*This tour is based upon good weather!


Monday July 24, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
TBA
 
Tuesday, July 25
 

7:00am

SPONSOR & PRODUCT LOUNGE
Tuesday July 25, 2017 7:00am - 5:30pm
Sponsor Lounge 2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616

7:30am

Breakfast with the Schoology Ambassadors
Join the Ambassadors for breakfast and learn more about the Schoology Ambassador Program. 

Speakers
avatar for Bridget Heaton

Bridget Heaton

Social and Advocacy Manager, Schoology


Tuesday July 25, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
AWS Partner Pavilion

8:00am

COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST
Tuesday July 25, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Vista Ballroom 2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616

9:00am

KEYNOTES: Digitizing Assessments & One LMS from K-20
Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Friedman

Jeremy Friedman

CEO and Cofounder, Schoology
Jeremy Friedman is CEO and Co-Founder of Schoology.  Jeremy creates and leads the execution of Schoology's strategy for advancing what is possible in education. He has guided the company through five consecutive years of triple-digit growth. Today, Schoology is the leading learning management solution serving over one thousand enterprise clients and used by over 12 million students, educators, advisors, and parents worldwide. He is a recognized education technology thought leader and frequently sought speaker at industry events. Jeremy was selected as one of... Read More →
avatar for Adam Larson

Adam Larson

Director of Educational Strategy, Schoology


Tuesday July 25, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Vista Ballroom 2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616

11:15am

30 in 30: Tips, Tricks and Innovative Ideas for Schoology Users
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

30 tips, tricks and innovative ideas for Schoology users in under 30 minutes. Remaining time in the session will allow for short tutorials as per the audience.

Objectives: Attendees will come away with 30 tips, tricks and innovative ideas. Attendees will also be given step-by-step tutorials for several of the tips, tricks and innovative ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Bauer

Nicole Bauer

Staff Developer, Souderton Area School District
avatar for Susan Van Saun

Susan Van Saun

Staff Developer, Souderton Area School District


Tuesday July 25, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
404a

11:15am

Building Better Writers with Integrity: How Turnitin and Schoology Can Transform Writing Instruction
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will cover the synergy of Turnitin and Schoology to impact your writing instruction. Your presenters Heleyna Graham (Head of K-12 Success at Turnitin) and Elsie Peterson (High School ELA Teacher) bring years of EdTech and classroom experience to an exploration of how students perceive and interact with computer generated feedback. Expect takeaways for increasing student engagement with writing lessons and improving writing scores.

Speakers
avatar for Heleyna Graham

Heleyna Graham

Customer Success - K12, Turnitin
Turnitin, Customer Success, Writing, K12 district writing implementations! Looking forward to connecting with all.
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Elsie Peterson

ELA Teacher, West Fargo Public Schools
Technology integration in ELA courses. School leadership team for Schoology. Using data to drive writing instruction. Any cool ideas or hacks, really.


Tuesday July 25, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
403b

11:15am

Creating Successful Gamified Framework in Schoology
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

How to create your own successful gamified learning environment in Schoology.

Objectives:
1. Step by Step guide to creating a successful gamified learning environment in Schoology.
2. Implementing game-based learning within a gamified learning environment.
3. Tips, Tricks and avoiding pitfalls in gamification and game-based learning

Speakers
avatar for Glen Irvin

Glen Irvin

Teacher/Tech Integrationist, Wabasha-Kellogg Schools
Schoology Educator of Year & Ambassador 2016-2017 - Spanish Teacher & District Integrationist - 2017 Minecraft Mentor - Let's talk #gamification #gamebasedlearning #MinecraftEdu or anything else in education that gets students fired up about learning! Here is a link to my website... Read More →


Tuesday July 25, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
402a & 402b

11:15am

Surviving Special Education with Schoology
Limited Capacity seats available

Too often special education is an afterthought when integrating new technology. I had the opportunity to pilot Schoology within my resource room classes. Those students are now high school juniors and I am still using Schoology. Learn some of the techniques and suggestions that we have found works with students in a variety of learning environments. Some of the topics include: organization, managing IEP data, standards, grading groups, and also modifying assignments.

Objectives: Attendees will come away with
1. Ways to organize both student and teacher materials for easy access
2. Individually assign and tag for data collection of IEP goals
3. Create grading groups
4. Brainstorm a list of other tips and techniques that work with others in the field

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Stanton

Melissa Stanton

Intervention Specialist/iPad Teacher, Liberty Benton Middle School
I am a National Board Certified Intervention Specialist who has integrated technology into the resource room. My students have gained many skills that allow them to be independent and self advocate for themselves.


Tuesday July 25, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
401a & 401b

11:15am

AMP: What to Expect and Why Data-Driven Assessment is the Future of Data-Driven Instruction
Limited Capacity seats available

Hear the latest on Schoology AMP: where we are, what to expect, and why it fits your needs for data-driven instruction

Objectives: Attendees will leave with an outline of existing and anticipated release of upcoming features and explanation of why they will like what these releases will allow them to do to elevate their instruction

Speakers
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Kellie Ady

Director of Instructional Strategy, Schoology
avatar for Devin Kani

Devin Kani

Senior Product Manager, Schoology
avatar for Stephanie Powell

Stephanie Powell

Product Manager, Schoology


Tuesday July 25, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
AWS Innovation (405a & 405b)

11:15am

Leading the Road to Blended Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will include a panel of educational leaders from around the U.S. who will share their district's journey implementing Blended Learning. Many schools are now comprised of bricks (the face-to-face classroom) and clicks (the Schoology online classroom). How do you successfully blend the two? How do you lead your organization to effectively implement this instructional model? Join leaders in the field to discuss emerging best practices. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a back channel and add their thoughts to the discussion and pose their questions to panel participants.

Objectives:
  1. Understand how educational institutions around the U.S. are building and sustaining the pedagogical shift to blended learning.
  2. Participate in a back channel chat sharing knowledge and posing questions to panel participants.

Moderators
avatar for Gina Hartman

Gina Hartman

Learning and Innovation Manager, Schoology
Gina Hartman, Ed.S. wears many educational leadership hats and is the Learning and Innovation Manager at Schoology, higher education instructor and school board member. Prior to her current roles, Gina worked for a large public school district in Missouri as a teacher, curriculum... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kristie Burk

Kristie Burk

Coordinator of Cyber and Blended Learning, Downingtown Area School District
Hooray
avatar for Rachel Gorton

Rachel Gorton

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District
avatar for Carmen Marty

Carmen Marty

Learning and Innovation Specialist, Schoology
Schoology Learning and Innovation Specialist. Passionate instructional coach and facilitator of adult learners. Assists district stakeholders with transforming classrooms through the infusion of technology. Students learn and discover through engagement and innovation. Supports... Read More →
avatar for Jill Rice

Jill Rice

Instructional Technology Specialist, Lee\'s Summit School District
I wear many hats as an ITS, but my favorite hat to wear is my classroom hat and I get to wear it a lot as I go into classrooms and team teach with teachers. This was our first year using Schoology so many of the teachers I teamed with used Schoology in their lessons. Their idea... Read More →


Tuesday July 25, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
403a

11:15am

Leveraging the Power of Groups and Resources in Schoology
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will illustrate how our district utilizes Schoology to collaborate and share curriculum and administrative resources, as well as assessment materials. Through the use of Groups and Resources, our PLCs run at full force. Public resources will also be showcased in this session. If it already exists - there is no reason to recreate it. Leverage the power that this robust learning management system has to offer.

Objectives:
1) Creating and sharing group resources
2) Moving district resources online
3) sharing resources across the district

Speakers
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Mary Beth Clifton

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, West Chester Area School District


Tuesday July 25, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
401c & 401d

11:15am

Mission Possible: Easing Higher Ed Faculty into a New LMS Rollout
Limited Capacity seats available

Through telling of our own story attendees will see how a higher education institution leveraged a new LMS rollout to infuse our teaching/learning experience with 21st century strategies.

Objectives: Attendees will learn how careful planning, administrative leadership, stakeholder buy-in, flexible design, program re-design, and quality PD content made a potentially stressful rollout of (yet another) LMS incredibly smooth and truly exciting.

Speakers
avatar for David Kletzing, Ph.D.

David Kletzing, Ph.D.

Instructional Dev/Schoology Admin, Wheaton College
I've been at Wheaton for 19 years, working mostly with whatever LMS we've had cooking. Schoology is our fourth LMS, believe-it-or-not! I have also taught and led seminars on various other software and consult with faculty on course design. | A.B. Wheaton College. | M.S., Ph... Read More →


Tuesday July 25, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
404b & 404c

12:15pm

Planning for Common Assessments with AMP
Limited Capacity seats available

For schools and districts using the Assessment Management Platform (AMP) for common assessments, this session will give an overview of the workflow for leveraging AMP for your organization, including planning around the data needed, the standards or learning objectives being addressed, and the deployment across sections.

Objectives:
1) Understand the process for using AMP in common assessments.
2) Design a plan for getting the data needed from the common assessment.
3) Develop a process to share with teachers for giving a common assessment in their own sections.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Collier

Lori Collier

Senior Professional Development Specialist, Schoology
avatar for Kara Gann

Kara Gann

Client Success Manager, Schoology


Tuesday July 25, 2017 12:15pm - 1:00pm
403b

12:15pm

New Microsoft Solutions for Teachers
Limited Capacity seats available

Critical thinking, communication, collaboration/team building and innovation/creativity have been consistently articulated as top skills and competencies needed.  Microsoft solutions, including Office 365, can help educators use technology strategically to create a learning environment that helps not only foster those skills, but deliver a great, immersive and collaborative classroom. 

Speakers
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Adam Rummelhart

Microsoft in Education Teacher Ambassador, Microsoft
Adam Rummelhart is a Microsoft in Education Teacher Ambassador. He works with schools to provide professional development on how to integrate Microsoft technologies into the classroom.


Tuesday July 25, 2017 12:15pm - 1:00pm
401a & 401b

12:15pm

Roles, Permissions and Platform Administration
Limited Capacity filling up

For system administrators looking for enhanced control and setup capabilities within the platform. This session will discuss upcoming changes in the product that will help make it easier for administrators to set up roles/permissions for Teaching Assistants, Teaching Coaches, Student Help Desk, as well as differentiating roles by School within an Organization.

Objectives: Highlight all the great things we are doing with permissions
  • What's coming in the fall and beyond
  • How administrators can leverage this new updates

Speakers
avatar for Scott Kozic

Scott Kozic

Senior Director of Product Management, Schoology
avatar for Mia Reyes

Mia Reyes

Product Engagement Specialist, Schoology
avatar for Emily J. Stivers

Emily J. Stivers

Associate Product Manager, Schoology, Inc.


Tuesday July 25, 2017 12:15pm - 1:00pm
AWS Innovation (405a & 405b)

12:15pm

Amazing Content and Personalized Learning Using CK-12 and Schoology

CK-12 Foundation has created high-quality STEM content for personalized learning using the CK-12 app in Schoology.  Covering K-12 math and science branches, CK-12 is modernizing the way that teachers and students are accessing, customizing, and using core content through cutting-edge technology and machine learning.

Teachers and students can improve learning using CK-12’s many resources, including:

  • Concept-based learning using lessons, interactives, videos, and real world applications

  • Adaptive practice questions that reinforce learning and fill in gaps

  • Student achievement reports from CK-12 integrated into Schoology

  • Interactive math and science tools

  • Completely customizable content, including a full-featured math authoring tool

  • Interactive concept map that relates math and science topics

  • Content available anytime, anywhere, on any device

 

By the end of the session, participants will be able to use the CK-12 app in Schoology to:

  • Search for concepts and content on CK-12

  • Customize and create content on CK-12

  • Create assignments using content and Adaptive Practice on CK-12

  • View reports of student achievement on CK-12


Speakers
avatar for Carl Haley

Carl Haley

Head of Outreach, CK-12 Foundation
Carl Haley is the Head of Outreach at the CK-12 Foundation. Previously he served for three years as Director of Content. The CK-12 Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving student learning by increasing access to free, high-quality educational materials thro... Read More →
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Felix Nance

Developer, CK-12 Foundation


Tuesday July 25, 2017 12:15pm - 1:00pm
401c & 401d

12:15pm

6 Ways to Hack Your Course Design
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join high-energy Schoology Evangelists, Adam Larson (Education Strategies Directory) and Bradley Kemp (Sr. Instructional Designer), for a session that we considered naming “Don’t Try This at Home”. But- what the heck- try it at home! We’re going to take you down a fast-paced rollercoaster of unorthodox design tricks that will leave you saying “I didn’t know you could do that with Schoology”.

Objectives:
1) Embrace the misuse of standard material types
2) Apply weird and creative uses to common features
3) Design graphics to achieve a gameful course design
4) Tout bizarre embeddable content strategies
5) Envision a “Single Source” approach to asset management


Speakers
avatar for Bradley Kemp

Bradley Kemp

Sr. Instructional Designer, Schoology
"I did this crazy thing in Schoology, what do you think?" - that's what I would love to talk about - you and what you are doing! | -- | Bradley Kem​p hosts ​​Schoology's monthly LEAP Webinar and moderates Schoology's Enterprise Leadership group​. As an instructional d... Read More →
avatar for Adam Larson

Adam Larson

Director of Educational Strategy, Schoology
avatar for Joe Vassallo

Joe Vassallo

Professional Development Specialist, Schoology


Tuesday July 25, 2017 12:15pm - 1:00pm
404a

12:15pm

Creating a District Culture of “Yes And…” with Schoology
Limited Capacity filling up

In order for Schoology to be truly valuable in your organization, it needs to be at the core of the entire district. This session will discuss strategies and ideas to get everyone- from students and teachers to edtech coaches, building administrators and curriculum teams to parents- embracing Schoology as their one stop shop for all school needs! Attendees will walk away with strategies that they can immediately implement into their districts for buy-in from all stakeholders.

Objectives:
1) Attendees will walk away with new strategies and ideas to immediately implement to create a culture where Schoology is ingrained throughout the district, and not seen as an “extra thing to do.
2) Attendees will walk away with strategies that they can immediately implement to get parent and student support surrounding a Schoology culture
3) Attendees will share their own best practices and ideas for creating a “yes and” Schoology culture with one another

Speakers
avatar for Katie Siemer

Katie Siemer

Director of Curriculum & Technology Integration, Forward Edge


Tuesday July 25, 2017 12:15pm - 1:00pm
404b & 404c

12:15pm

Designing Powerful Professional Learning for Educators in a Digital Age
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Are you seeking new and innovative ideas for facilitating professional learning in your organization? We will dive into a case study of how one midwest district is building internal capacity using the cohort approach and partnering with Schoology to focus on pedagogical shifts, build sustainability, and model the strategies necessary for blended learning. This session will be interactive and immediately applicable. Bring your powerful professional learning ideas to share and come engage!

Objectives:
1) Participants will examine a model of professional learning for teachers as they transition to a technology-rich environment and increase blended learning opportunities
2) Participants will come away with a framework they can use in their own districts or schools to transform to a blended learning environment
3) Discuss and share effective professional learning practices that are having a transformative impact on educators around the U.S.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Gorton

Rachel Gorton

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District
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Gina Hartman

Learning and Innovation Manager, Schoology
Gina Hartman, Ed.S. wears many educational leadership hats and is the Learning and Innovation Manager at Schoology, higher education instructor and school board member. Prior to her current roles, Gina worked for a large public school district in Missouri as a teacher, curriculum... Read More →


Tuesday July 25, 2017 12:15pm - 1:00pm
403a

12:15pm

Schoology and Distance Learning and Dual Enrollment: Enhancing Access to Opportunities
Limited Capacity seats available

Colleges and school districts have embraced distance learning and dual enrollment as a strategy for improving college outcomes for students, including underrepresented minorities and disadvantaged students. We aim to discuss the process that William Penn High School has taken to promote access to new opportunities through distance learning and dual enrollment programs, enhancing the physical design of the classroom environment, and how the Schoology LMS helps our students meet their personal goals.

Objectives: Attendees will come away from this session with:
1) A foundational undrestanding of distance learning and dual enrollment
2) An appreciation for the opportunities provided by distance learning and dual enrollment
3) Benefits and challenges of implementing distance learning and dual enrollment
4) Brainstorming strategies on how to implement distance learning and dual enrollment in your institution.
5) Methods for establishing partnerships in your local communities

Speakers
JM

Jesse McNulty

Instructional Coach, Mathematics, Colonial School District
KW

Kevin Wright

Distance Learning and Dual Enrollment Coordinator, Colonial School Distict, New Castle DE


Tuesday July 25, 2017 12:15pm - 1:00pm
402a & 402b

1:00pm

COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH
Tuesday July 25, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Vista Ballroom 2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616

1:00pm

#SchoologyChat Meet Up + #SchoologyNEXT Chat
Meet #SchoologyChat Co-Founders Robert Schuetz and Cory Klinge and to connect with fellow participants. Then, take the conversation to social for a special hour of #SchoologyChat and #SchoologyNEXT conversation.

Speakers
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Bridget Heaton

Social and Advocacy Manager, Schoology
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Cory Klinge

Instructional Excellence Coordinator, Eden Prairie Schools, MN
Cory Klinge has 15 years of education and technology experience. He is an Instructional Excellence Coordinator for Eden Prairie Schools in Eden Prairie, MN. Cory earned his Masters of Arts in Education at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. He is an adjunct instructor at St Mar... Read More →
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Robert Schuetz

Technology Coordinator, Township HS District 211
People can talk to me about teaching and learning, instructional technologies, sports, travel, music, and personal wellness.


Tuesday July 25, 2017 1:00pm - 2:15pm
AWS Partner Pavilion

2:15pm

Planning for Common Assessments with AMP
Limited Capacity seats available

For schools and districts using the Assessment Management Platform (AMP) for common assessments, this session will give an overview of the workflow for leveraging AMP for your organization, including planning around the data needed, the standards or learning objectives being addressed, and the deployment across sections.

Objectives:
1) Understand the process for using AMP in common assessments.
2) Design a plan for getting the data needed from the common assessment.
3) Develop a process to share with teachers for giving a common assessment in their own sections.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Collier

Lori Collier

Senior Professional Development Specialist, Schoology
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Kara Gann

Client Success Manager, Schoology


Tuesday July 25, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
403a

2:15pm

3 Unconventional Ways to Personalize PD and Pioneer a Change in Practice
Limited Capacity filling up

Create a change in practice by learning how to create personalized modules, which are competency based. After presenting our journey at Schoology NEXT 2016, we’re back with lessons learned, best practices, and a celebration of a shift in paradigm. Work hands-on to learn how to create a framework for implementing competency based PD, which provides teachers different approaches to professional learning that are flexible, responsive, and individualized, while honoring teacher voice and choice.

Objectives:
1) Learners will be able to define and describe a successful personalized competency based PD system.
2) Learners will be able to describe the process of implementing a personalized competency based PD system.
3) Learners will be able to determine inputs that lead to a successful implementation.

Speakers
avatar for David Hass

David Hass

Innovative Learning Specialist, Lake County Schools
David Hass currently works as an Innovative Learning Specialist at Lake County Schools where he leads the creation and implementation of competency-based and personalized professional learning. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Flori... Read More →


Tuesday July 25, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
404b & 404c

2:15pm

In a World of Violence, How Schoology Helped Me Help Students Abroad
Limited Capacity seats available

Currently, students in various countries of the world, have no access to classrooms in universities and find difficulties to generate time to grow and develop new skills. LMS´s and Schoology mainly, have helped me to overcome language, circumstances and ideology in order to reach a wide range of students in Latin America and the States.

Objectives: Expand education view, cross cultural communications, expanding America´s values around the world,

Speakers
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alejandro castaneda

Presidente, University Corporate Certifications Consultants
As a consultant, professional corporate trainer and keynote speaker for more than 30 years, Alejandro Castañeda has also taught at prestigious Mexican universities, including Universidad Anáhuac and Universidad Iberoamericana in México. | Currently, he is active teaching Ma... Read More →


Tuesday July 25, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
401a & 401b

2:15pm

Order Up: Designing Differentiated Learning Opportunities for Gifted Students Through Technology
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

How can we use technology to develop active learning opportunities for gifted students that go beyond lower order thinking apps? After exploring principles of both gifted and online education, participants will develop a basic framework to support tech-based enrichment opportunities for academically talented students. Finally, attendees will construct a structured learning unit that facilitates independent thinking and problem solving yet contains the scaffolding necessary to support challenging materials.

Objectives:
  1. Examine the intersection of gifted education and online learning through the lens of best practices.
  2. Develop a basic curricular framework to support online differentiation for gifted students in a regular education classroom.
  3. Construct a virtual learning unit that encourages independent problem discovery and solving for gifted students.

Speakers
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Susan Kasper

Gifted LearningLinks Program Coordinator, Center for Talent Development
Susan Kasper is one of the program coordinators for Gifted LearningLinks at the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University, offering over 100 online courses for gifted students in grades K-12. As a former technology facilitator at both public and private schools, Su... Read More →


Tuesday July 25, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
404a

2:15pm

LTI Tools: Transforming Course Materials with Robust Content
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Many districts ask for recommendations on content materials that are LTI compliant. Instructors will learn what LTI tools are, how to use them, and what recommendations we have for them on tools that are LTI compliant across subject areas

Objectives: Instructional leaders and PD teams will leave with a better understanding of LTI tools as an option for content integation and enhancement and how to best select LTI tools for their needs that are specific content areas

Speakers
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Peter Keating

Corporate Development Analyst, Schoology
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Alex Krill

Corporate Development Director, Schoology, Inc.
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Dwight Vicks

Product Engagement Specialist, Schoology


Tuesday July 25, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
401c & 401d

2:15pm

SAMR & Schoology: Demystifying Schoology Tools for Adult Learners
Limited Capacity filling up

Instead of adults being frustrated with how to use Schoology's basic course options and tools, enlighten them with how to effectively integrate Schoology's in their instruction.

Developed by Ruben R. Puentedura, the SAMR Framework acronym stands for substitution, augmentation, modification and redefinition. This framework was developed to identify how technology is effectively integrated with mLearning activities and the rigor to how it occurs with instruction (Puentedura, 2013). With this framework in mind, many instructional scenarios and a review of basic tools will be discussed to enlighten your staff on how to use Schoology's tools to support instruction without all of the frustration.

Learn more about how to navigate your way through the course options upon creation of your Schoology classes. This is a great session for initial learners of Schoology or as a review of basic tools. Additionally, this is excellent for school leaders thinking about using Schoology as a potential Learning Management System for their school or district.

Objectives:
1.) Learn about Schoology's basic tools and how to pair it with effective instructional practice.
2.) Understand how the SAMR framework can encourage adult learners to use Schoology tools consistently and actively in their daily instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Tiffany Moy

Tiffany Moy

English Teacher, Proviso District 209
I have been teaching high school English for the past seven years. Currently, I teach both Sophomore Honors and Regular levels. I am a proud University of Iowa graduate (Go Hawks!) majoring in English and Secondary Education. This June, I will be finishing my Masters in Curri... Read More →


Tuesday July 25, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
403b

2:15pm

Schoology's Vision - Personalized Learning at Scale
Limited Capacity seats available

Schoology believes educators should be able to personalize the educational experience for every student. In this session you’ll hear more details about Schoology’s vision as well as how we support that vision today and how we will support it in the future.  


Speakers
avatar for Kellie Ady

Kellie Ady

Director of Instructional Strategy, Schoology
avatar for Scott Kozic

Scott Kozic

Senior Director of Product Management, Schoology
avatar for Lisa Rudge

Lisa Rudge

Director of Professional Development, Schoology


Tuesday July 25, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
AWS Innovation (405a & 405b)

2:15pm

Seven Years and Seven Lessons for Success with Schoology
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

We are finishing our seventh year using Schoology as our learning management system, which we use to extend learning both in and outside the classroom with over 10,000 students in K-12 plus hundreds more online. Since we started using Schoology we have set up expectations for use with clearly defined guidelines for using Schoology as a hub of learning. Learn how these expectations guide deep implementation and ongoing professional development to ensure success. Hear how use of Schoology for teacher collaboration and curriculum design can strengthen and expand an already successful academic program.

Objectives:
1. Learn how Minnetonka has set clear expectations for all K-12 teachers to use Schoology.
2. Hear about the critical role of continual professional development for implementation.
3. Understand Schoology's critical role in important initiatives such as a 1:1 iPad program.
4. Learn about how Schoology supports differentiated instruction through online classes for students and staff.
5. See how Schoology is used for teacher collaboration.
6. Hear how curriculum planning and resources are designed and shared through Schoology.
7. Understand how Schoology supports a Framework for Teaching and Learning.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Eisenmann

Dave Eisenmann

Director of Instructional Technology, Minnetonka Public Schools
Dave Eisenmann, M.A.Ed., has been the Director of Instructional Technology & Media Services at Minnetonka Public Schools since 2003. Dave manages instructional technology projects, implementations, and staff development related to curriculum and instruction. Dave spent four years... Read More →
avatar for Steve Urbanski

Steve Urbanski

Director of Curriculum, Minnetonka Public Schools
As the director of curriculum for Minnetonka Public Schools, Steve oversees the district’s K-12 curriculum, leads the curriculum review process, and designs professional development opportunities to support classroom instruction.  


Tuesday July 25, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
402a & 402b

3:15pm

KEYNOTES: Schoology is the Most Open LMS
Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Friedman

Jeremy Friedman

CEO and Cofounder, Schoology
Jeremy Friedman is CEO and Co-Founder of Schoology.  Jeremy creates and leads the execution of Schoology's strategy for advancing what is possible in education. He has guided the company through five consecutive years of triple-digit growth. Today, Schoology is the leading learning management solution serving over one thousand enterprise clients and used by over 12 million students, educators, advisors, and parents worldwide. He is a recognized education technology thought leader and frequently sought speaker at industry events. Jeremy was selected as one of... Read More →


Tuesday July 25, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Vista Ballroom 2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616

4:15pm

Best Practices for Using Schoology to Implement Standards-Based Grading
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Do you want to try implementing standards-based grading within your classroom? You may philosophically agree with a system like this, and you may have even read some books or attended a presentation, but you are unsure what tools are available to you to help implement a new grading system. This workshop is a place for you to learn how to use Schoology as a tool for tracking student mastery and communicating student results. Best practices will be shared based on experiences of innovative teachers who have already taken the dive into building a culture of feedback.

Objectives: Attendees will come away from this session with
1) Step by step guide to using Schoology to establish a standards-based grading system
2) Understanding of how to use Mastery View to help determine, not calculate a grade
3) Understanding of the parent, student, and educator communication necessary to successfully implement standards-based grading and how Schoology supports this as a tool

Speakers
JB

Jack Ballard

Assistant Principal, Palo Alto Unified School District


Tuesday July 25, 2017 4:15pm - 5:30pm
403b

4:15pm

Exploring Schoology's Assessment Management Platform
Limited Capacity seats available

Assessments are a powerful tool used to inform instruction and increase student performance. Schoology’s Assessment Management Platform (AMP) allows educators to create teams to collaboratively develop formative and summative assessments, and then to distribute them to multiple course sections. You can then compare the data across the course, grade level, or district. Join the Schoology PD team member for this hands-on session, and experience this exciting platform.

Objectives:
  • Be a student - take a Schoology Assessment
  • Build an Assessment Question Bank
  • Deliver an Assessment to multiple Courses/Students
  • Review Assessment Data

Speakers
avatar for Lori Collier

Lori Collier

Senior Professional Development Specialist, Schoology
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Joe Vassallo

Professional Development Specialist, Schoology


Tuesday July 25, 2017 4:15pm - 5:30pm
401c & 401d

4:15pm

APPetizers anyone? - 3rd Party Apps to Help Students Learn
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Schoology is a powerful tool. Adding APPS through Schoology's API makes the learning environment richer. Sometimes, we find APPS that are outside the Schoology family that we want to use. In this workshop, we will explore 3 such APPS (Wizer [interactive digital activity sheet maker], Kaizena [annotate collaboratively on pdfs], and Ilosvideos [recording with CC capabilities]). With a little bit of HTML help [don't be scared!], we can embed the APP right into the platform. In addition, this will be a sharing opportunity as you are encouraged to showcase an APP you have found helpful with the rest of the group. Come one and come all! There are plenty of APPetizers to go around!

Objectives:
1) Learn how to embed 3rd Party Apps using HTML option in Schoology
2) Explore Apps to enhance instructional design of courses
2) Explore 3 Apps to expand student learning possibilities
3) Explore and share Apps by other Schoology users

Speakers
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Ariel Margolis

Dir. Online Learning/Student Support, Hebrew College
Ariel Margolis joined Hebrew College in 2014 as director of Makor, director of online learning, and instructor in special education at the Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education. He is known in the Jewish day school teaching community for his commitment to innovative educat... Read More →
JP

Jo Patton

Archbishop of York Youth Trust, e-learning Developer


Tuesday July 25, 2017 4:15pm - 5:30pm
403a

4:15pm

What Does a Digital Transition Look Like in the Classroom?
Limited Capacity seats available

Let’s explore the concept of using Schoology to create a digital transition in the classroom. This transformation goes beyond just content creation. It begins with understanding the standards you are teaching, then developing a student-centered approach to help guide their learning, and finishes with an appropriate method of assessing their mastery. In this session, you will see examples of teacher content, assignments, and assessments before, during, and after a digital transition. Other topics covered will include methods of delivering effective feedback, applying Webb’s DoK Levels to achieve learning shifts, implementing a growth mindset with both administration and staff, and other best practices for a successful digital transition.

Objectives: Attendees will come away from this session with
1) a replicable model for implementing a digital transition
2) examples from different stages of the process
3) tips for preparing administrators to understand and support their staff through a digital transition
4) an opportunity to share best practices with other session participants.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Nidy

Kimberly Nidy

Director of Technology, North Canton City Schools
After teaching business management and technology courses for twenty years, I was asked to take on a new district-level role of Innovation Specialist. During that two year period of time, I co-authored, won and implemented a $5 million dollar grant that focused on active learnin... Read More →


Tuesday July 25, 2017 4:15pm - 5:30pm
402a & 402b

4:15pm

Combining Schoology with Google Apps to Improve Learning and Collaboration
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Learn more about our exciting new enhancements to our integrations with Google Drive. See how students and educators will now be able to more seamlessly use Google Drive while working inside of Schoology to manage grades, assignments and student submissions

Objectives:
  • Introduce the new Google Drive ntegration improvements
  • Discuss how this can be set up and leveraged in the classroom

Speakers
avatar for Kelsey Collins

Kelsey Collins

Associate Product Manager, Schoology
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Katie Eck

Senior Professional Development Specialist, Schoology
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Carmen Marty

Learning and Innovation Specialist, Schoology
Schoology Learning and Innovation Specialist. Passionate instructional coach and facilitator of adult learners. Assists district stakeholders with transforming classrooms through the infusion of technology. Students learn and discover through engagement and innovation. Supports... Read More →


Tuesday July 25, 2017 4:15pm - 5:30pm
404b & 404c

4:15pm

Explore New Assessments with Enhanced Question Types
Limited Capacity filling up

Our question types just got a major upgrade! Learn how to build each of our extensive array of new and enhanced question types in Course Assessments and about the newest features available to Schoology users.

Objectives:
  • Build curriculum aligned technology enhanced questions
  • Identify optimal usage for each Question Type
  • Navigate new Course Assessments

Speakers
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Stephanie Powell

Product Manager, Schoology
avatar for Sarah Viner

Sarah Viner

Professional Development Specialist, Schoology


Tuesday July 25, 2017 4:15pm - 5:30pm
AWS Innovation (405a & 405b)

4:15pm

One Hour for Schoology Training - Help!
Limited Capacity filling up

How many people have been in the situation where your administrator says, “Hey we have some time - can you spend an hour with the instructors on that new Schoology program we have?” Sometimes this happens when first starting to use the system; other times it happens after the system has been in place for a while. Learn the tried-and-true way to deliver Schoology training to your staff with a minimal amount of time. We will discuss training tips and tricks in face-to-face, remote, and online self-paced training situations. Sample materials will be provided, and participants should come prepared to develop a continuing education plan for Schoology.

Objectives:
  • Develop an effective one-hour Schoology training.
  • Discover best practices for delivering any Schoology training.
  • Create hands-on activities and checks for understanding to complement any Schoology training session.
  • Develop a plan for continuing education around the Schoology platform.

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Richards

Carrie Richards

Associate Professional Development Specialist, Schoology
avatar for Lisa Rudge

Lisa Rudge

Director of Professional Development, Schoology


Tuesday July 25, 2017 4:15pm - 5:30pm
401a & 401b

7:00pm

NEXT EVENING RECEPTION: Night at the Museum
Join us for an exclusive party at the Field Museum! We'll have appetizers, drinks, music, and all permanent exhibits at the Field Museum will be open, just for us.

Want to dress up? We'll be dressed in costumes from the Night at the Museum movie, and you're welcome to join us!

*Transportation will be provided round trip, from the hotel to the museum, and back.

Tuesday July 25, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
The Field Museum 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
 
Wednesday, July 26
 

7:30am

COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST
Wednesday July 26, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Vista Ballroom 2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616

7:30am

Breakfast with the Schoology Ambassadors
Join the Ambassadors for breakfast and learn more about the Schoology Ambassador Program. 

Speakers
avatar for Bridget Heaton

Bridget Heaton

Social and Advocacy Manager, Schoology


Wednesday July 26, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
AWS Partner Pavilion

7:30am

SPONSOR & PRODUCT LOUNGE
Wednesday July 26, 2017 7:30am - 12:30pm
Sponsor Lounge 2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616

8:30am

KEYNOTES: Looking Forward to the 2017/2018 School Year
Speakers
avatar for Michael Brinkman

Michael Brinkman

CTO, Schoology
Michael leads Schoology's product engineering organization, including product management, design, software engineering, quality engineering, and product operations. He is a veteran product engineering leader with proven success in delivering SaaS solutions at the scale of every s... Read More →
avatar for Jeremy Friedman

Jeremy Friedman

CEO and Cofounder, Schoology
Jeremy Friedman is CEO and Co-Founder of Schoology.  Jeremy creates and leads the execution of Schoology's strategy for advancing what is possible in education. He has guided the company through five consecutive years of triple-digit growth. Today, Schoology is the leading learning management solution serving over one thousand enterprise clients and used by over 12 million students, educators, advisors, and parents worldwide. He is a recognized education technology thought leader and frequently sought speaker at industry events. Jeremy was selected as one of... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Rudge

Lisa Rudge

Director of Professional Development, Schoology


Wednesday July 26, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Vista Ballroom 2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616

10:15am

Using Schoology to Develop Data Driven Professional Learning Communities
Limited Capacity filling up

As more American Schools develop and institute the culture of Professional Learning Communities, attendees will discover how to collaborate, share, and use data from Schoology to improve student learning, better their own professional practice, and create a school climate that challenges all stakeholders to raise their level of achievement.

Objectives: Attendees will come away from the session with
  • An understanding of how to collaborate, organize and share materials & resources 
  • Connect learning objectives to Schoology assessments 
  • Organize data into useful formats which allow teams to quickly analyze student data 
  • Create a culture for placing student learning at the forefront of educational practice.

Speakers
BB

Brian Bruggeman

Band Director, Monroe Middle School
I am a middle school band director with a passion for creating a skills-based, student-centered learning environment. This year I have investigated ways of incorporating data-driven instructional practices into my daily routine. I have integrated Schoology into my band courses... Read More →
WD

Wendy Dyrhaug

Science Teacher, Monroe Middle School
I teach 6th ad 7th grade science, and I've been using and loving Schoology for the past three years.
MM

Meaghan McGuire

Science Teacher, Monroe Middle School


Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am
AWS Innovation (405a & 405b)

10:15am

Baby You Can Drive My CAR: Honoring Voice & Choice
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Choose A Response (CAR) is a powerful technique that honors students’ talents and interests when responding to texts or other methods of content delivery. Paired with Schoology’s discussion board features, CARs can turn boring worksheets or discussions about content into meaningful, memorable learning opportunities for students that prompt higher order thinking skills. You’ll be amazed what students can do when you allow them to use their creativity and tech tools to show their thinking.

Objectives: Attendees will come away from this session with
  • An understanding of how voice and choice affect student motivation and engagement 
  • Ready to use CAR template that can be adapted across content-areas 
  • Examples of student CARs 
  • Discussion board tips 
  • Rubric options

Speakers
avatar for Crystal Hurt

Crystal Hurt

Teaching & Learning Coordinator, Educational Service Unit #10
Former 7-12 ELA teacher turned professional developer focused on literacy, curriculum, and edtech. Supporting blended and personalized pilot programs in central Nebraska. Proud #SchoologyAMB and firm believer in working smarter not harder by harnessing the power of technology.


Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am
403a

10:15am

Creating Positive Change Through Great Storytelling [Updated]
Limited Capacity seats available

[UPDATED] Storytelling is arguably the most powerful force in human history. Stories are the backbone of civilization and they can inspire action on massive scales. Can stories be harnessed to transform education?

Join two Schoology veterans, Sr. Instructional Designer Bradley Kemp and Editor in Chief of the Schoology Exchange Dylan Rodgers, for a deep dive into the awesome power of storytelling and the 6 steps you need to take to build an educational blog that empowers your thought leaders, helps great ideas spread like wildfire, and provides ongoing on-demand PD opportunties for faculty.

In this session you’ll:
  • Learn about the power of telling stories and why you should start leveraging them
  • Explore the 6 essential steps for building an educational blog for continuous learning.
  • Receive an eBook that illustrates all the best practices discussed in this presentation

Speakers
avatar for Bradley Kemp

Bradley Kemp

Sr. Instructional Designer, Schoology
"I did this crazy thing in Schoology, what do you think?" - that's what I would love to talk about - you and what you are doing! | -- | Bradley Kem​p hosts ​​Schoology's monthly LEAP Webinar and moderates Schoology's Enterprise Leadership group​. As an instructional d... Read More →
avatar for Dylan Rodgers

Dylan Rodgers

Editor in Chief of the Schoology Exchange, Schoology


Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am
402a & 402b

10:15am

Differentiating with Schoology in the Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

I will present the way I use Schoology to keep my 4th graders engaged at their own levels by way of Schoology. I will explain how my students have a weekly Schoology contract that is personalized for them and at their level. As the whole class is working on their customized Schoology assignments, it allows time for me to pull groups to work at back table on strands they need extra work on or conference one on one. The use of Schoology has provided much more success for my students, as opposed to centers that students easily become disruptive at and/or eliminates busy work. My differentiated Schoology assignments are easily managed and easy to share with other grade levels so students throughout the building (not just my classroom) are working at their own pace and ability.

Objectives:
1. Step by step guide to developing differentiated, customized Schoology lessons.
2. How to integrate the work you already do in your classroom into a differentiated lesson into Schoology.
3. How to use Schoology throughout the elementary for mass customization.

Speakers
CM

Corey Mills

teacher, Whiteford Agricultural Schools


Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am
401a & 401b

10:15am

Exciting Ways to Incorporate Social Media in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Social media and smartphone technology have many uses that can be applicable to the online and face-to-face learning environment. We will provide dynamic and creative uses for social media live video streaming applications in the accounting classroom environment.

Objectives: Participants will learn how to:
1.)Communicate with Experts
2.) Lesson Recaps
3.) Enable Virtual Field Trips
4.) Involve Parents
5.) Share Live Events
6.) Virtual Office Hours

Speakers
avatar for Mfon Akpan

Mfon Akpan

Instructor, National Louis University
KP

Kelly Pope

Associate Professor, DePaul University


Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am
403b

10:15am

Live Schoology Like a Student: Empowering Staff Using the Learning Framework We Envision for Students
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about how we empower staff to transform student learning in a 1:1 environment through the use of our district's Learning and Technology Framework and the supporting digital tools, including Schoology. In this session you will experience our district's Learning and Technology Framework, connections to our teaching and learning strategic work (ie. reading and writing workshops, math workshop, inquiry, constructivist learning, student voice, cultural proficiency etc.), how we developed our learning session modules with Schoology as the platform to deliver content and instruction, and ways we have collected perspectives to inform our next instructional steps. The session will also include next steps you can take with you as you move forward in professional learning with staff in your district.

Attendees will come away from this session with...
1) Strategies to empower staff to transform learning in a 1:1 environment
2) Ways to connect teaching and learning strategic work while using digital tools
3) How to develop professional learning modules utilizing Schoology as a platform
4) Methods for collecting stakeholder perspectives to inform learning throughout the year
5) Ideas to continue staff learning beyond the session/module

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Huling

Jenny Huling

Teaching and Learning Specialist, ISD 196
I am passionate about students creating and being innovative. I believe every person, child to adult has the potential to be a connected learner.


Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am
404b & 404c

10:15am

The Schoology Gradebook: A Catalyst for Change
Limited Capacity filling up

Maybe it’s time to look at the Schoology gradebook through a different lens. You may have a rigorous learning environment with committed and talented teachers, as we do, but do you have a complete picture of the grading practices across your school?

Providing training and professional development on how to use the Schoology gradebook is essential but you can’t stop there. It wasn’t until our first year with Schoology was well underway that we discovered all of the elements that make the gradebook truly valuable. The Schoology gradebook provided an opportunity for us to better understand our current grading practices across grade levels and departments and also view and appreciate the student perspective. With this data we were able to take a deep dive into grading and reporting as a school. In this session I will share what we learned about grading and reporting and the questions to ask and consider as a school. I will also give you a glimpse into our overall implementation process, including the survey data that pushed us to dig deeper.

Objectives:
- Learn best practices for implementing Schoology's gradebook
- Learn new ways to use the Schoology gradebook to inform grading and reporting at your school
- Generate new questions and ideas to facilitate discussion of the grading and reporting process at your school

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Sullivan

Jamie Sullivan

Director of Academic Technology, Castilleja School
Director of Academic Technology at Castilleja School. Have worked in Ed Tech in Independent Schools in the Bay Area for 20+ years. I am interested in innovative professional development models for faculty and blended learning in K-12 education.


Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am
404a

10:15am

LTI Integration: Have An Informed Conversation With Your Vendor
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you heard the acronym "LTI" thrown around but aren't sure what it means? Looking for an easy distinction between LTI, API, SAML and SCORM? Hoping to have more informed discussions about an LTI integration with a third party vendor? This session will seek to answer all of those questions and more. Perfect for both beginners and those with an intermediate level knowledge, we'll start by looking at the IMS Global Consortium and what their plan is for LTI before moving into what LTI is doing on the backend to allow a student to move from Schoology into another platform seamlessly.

Objectives:
1) Describe who the IMS Global Learning Consortium are and what their goal is for the LTI standard
2) Apply current LTI standards to internal content adoption strategies
3) Evaluate vendor integrations for effective use of LTI, user workflow and administration

Speakers
avatar for Jason Varcoe

Jason Varcoe

Instructional Technologist, Colorado State University - Global Campus


Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am
401c & 401d

11:15am

Schoology Isn't Just for Secondary Anymore
Limited Capacity seats available

Elementary teachers will learn strategies for implementing Schoology in their classrooms with students and with other teachers. Teachers can manage small group resources, streamline access to online resources for quick access by students, share resources with other teachers to decrease individual prep time, record students with audio and/or video for fluency checks, force sequential completion of tasks, assign individual learning paths for struggling or excelling students or for hospital/homebound students, build courses for tutoring groups, and provide feedback on assessments immediately with view submission settings or individual comments. Teachers can build groups with other teachers to share resources, organize resources for quick access, and become admin in multiple courses when team-teaching.

Objectives:
Attendees will come away from the session with
1) step by step directions, including screenshots, for each task listed in the description
2) knowledge on how to get elementary students comfortable navigating Schoology courses
3) strategies for resource organization for self and with colleagues
4) evidence of successful use with students under the age of 8

Speakers
avatar for Emily Morris

Emily Morris

teacher - 4th grade, Memorial Elementary
Born and raised Floridian | | 15 years teaching (halfway to retirement!) | - 2nd grade (5 years) | - instructional coach for secondary teachers (2 years) | - 4th grade (8 years) | | Married with daughter Isabella (will be 6 just before the conference) | | Pl... Read More →


Wednesday July 26, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
404a

11:15am

Schoology Ninja Battle
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The Schoology Ninja battle is ready to strike! In this rapid fire session, members of the Schoology PD team and Schoology Ambassadors will show you some of their favorite tips and tricks to ninja-fy the way you are utilizing Schoology. Don't miss out on this fun and energetic session, as they battle it out to become the next Schoology Grandmaster! At the end, participants will have the opportunity to share their Schoology Ninja tips!

Objectives:
1) Collaborate with Schoology leaders while understanding their favorite features.
2) Discuss innovative uses for tried and true features.
3) Develop a list of favorite features to share at your organization.

Speakers
avatar for Gina Hartman

Gina Hartman

Learning and Innovation Manager, Schoology
Gina Hartman, Ed.S. wears many educational leadership hats and is the Learning and Innovation Manager at Schoology, higher education instructor and school board member. Prior to her current roles, Gina worked for a large public school district in Missouri as a teacher, curriculum... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Jonson

Jennifer Jonson

Technology Integration & Media Specialist, Ralston Valley High School
Jen Jonson is an Educational Technology Specialist for Jeffco Public Schools. Prior to joining Jeffco’s Educational Technology team, she taught middle school and high school students for 16 years, both in online and traditional classrooms. Jen is a Google Certified Teacher and... Read More →
avatar for Cory Klinge

Cory Klinge

Instructional Excellence Coordinator, Eden Prairie Schools, MN
Cory Klinge has 15 years of education and technology experience. He is an Instructional Excellence Coordinator for Eden Prairie Schools in Eden Prairie, MN. Cory earned his Masters of Arts in Education at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. He is an adjunct instructor at St Mar... Read More →
avatar for Robert Schuetz

Robert Schuetz

Technology Coordinator, Township HS District 211
People can talk to me about teaching and learning, instructional technologies, sports, travel, music, and personal wellness.


Wednesday July 26, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
AWS Innovation (405a & 405b)

11:15am

Using Schoology to Put 'Umph' in Mandatory Textbook Teaching
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you feel stifled by your school's textbook adoption? Are students less than excited by lessons that begin with "turn to page 5,000 in your book"? This year my building adopted a new reading program-the cost of which would have completely paid off my home mortgage. I wrestled with the above questions until December when I decided to take charge and created interactive "to-do" lists in Schoology. Student interest increased, lessons were easy to differentiate for a variety of levels and lesson planning became less of a chore. Join me as I take you through my journey including samples of plans and student outcomes. Bring your laptop and a teacher's manual to begin your journey putting "Umph" back in your textbook lessons!

Objectives:
1) To see how Schoology can be used to make textbook learning more engaging
2) To learn how to work smarter, not harder by creating unit lists that can be reused next year with minor tweaking
3) To gather resources and gain new ideas

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Riggs

Melissa Riggs

Education Technology Specialist-Instruction, District 49
I just finished my 22nd year of teaching and the last 4 have been in a 1-to-1 iPad 5th-grade classroom. I moved into an Education Technology Specialist position for District 49 and am excited about helping teachers get meaningful learning using tech in the classrooms. | "A w... Read More →


Wednesday July 26, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
404b & 404c

11:15am

BrainPOP/Schoology 101
There’s always something new to learn about with BrainPOP! Join us for a session covering the BrainPOP basics and highlighting all our newest features – from Make-a-Movie to Make-a-Map to game-based learning and our integration with Schoology. Discover how BrainPOP can be used to provide students feedback on formative assessments. Learn to collaborate with other teachers on common assessments and easily analyze student progress. Using tools such as Assignment Builder and Mixer, explore how teachers can accommodate assignments and assessments for all students.

Perfect for veteran users and newbies alike, this session will include best practices for engaging students and getting the most out of My BrainPOP while showing the ease of use via the Schoology integration. You’ll take home tips and tricks that make it easy to integrate all these new features.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Jones

Michael Jones

Teacher, BrainPOP
Mike Jones is a middle school science teacher for Metcalf, Illinois State University’s Lab School. Michael received his B.S in Middle School Education at Illinois State University. He later completed his M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction and is currently working on another in Educational Administration and Foundations. He is a trainer for The Moveable Feast, a professional development seminar centered on technology and has presented at numerous State and National science and technology conferences. He loves the potential STEM can bring to the classroom by empowering students through inquiry. When he... Read More →


Wednesday July 26, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
403b

11:15am

Personalizing Learning Through Schoology's Evidence-Based Instruction Tools
Limited Capacity filling up

Standards. Common assessments. Differentiation. Parent communication. Teaching is getting more complicated every day. Attendees will learn to use Schoology's evidence-based instruction tools to become a master at all these complications while saving time! And then you'll apply what you've learned, setting up a system for creating and individualizing assignments, quizzes, and tests, attaching them to standards-based rubrics that fit your school's grading policy, measuring mastery, and communicating information with parents. Bring your laptop and at least one assignment to use as your "guinea pig!"

Objectives:
Attendees will be able to:
1) Create assignments in Schoology, including attaching materials and resources.
2) Individualize assignments.
3) Create standards-based electronic rubrics with ease.
4) Use rubrics to grade work, assess individual learning, and gather classroom-level evidence for adjustment of instruction, all in one easy step.
5) Communicate with parents immediately and easily.

Speakers
avatar for Teri Beaver

Teri Beaver

Teacher, Estes Park Middle School
Teri Beaver, veteran teacher and author, used standards-based instruction before state standards and common core existed. Schoology has amped up her ability to assess students AS they learn, collecting data and adjusting easily.


Wednesday July 26, 2017 11:15am - 12:30pm
402a & 402b

11:15am

Making Math Positive & Mindful: The Impact of Teaching Positive Mindset
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will explain the research in mindset of Carol Dweck, Jo Boaler, and other researchers and evidence behind the benefits of teaching students about having a positive mindset.  Participant will engage in hands-on activities in math proven to impact students’ algebra understanding and lower math anxiety in at-risk high school minority students. These low access point-high ceiling activities have been successful in working with disengaged at-risk 18-20 year old math students.

Objectives:
Attendees will come away with
1) an understanding of how to implement positive mindset practices in their classrooms
2) specific activities in Algebra to implement in their classrooms using conceptual understanding and mindset

Speakers
avatar for Tami Hocker

Tami Hocker

Curriculum Coordinator, SIATech
I just finished my Ed.D research in the effects of a positive mindset on math anxiety and view of math as a content area. My sample consisted of 18-to-20-year-old at-risk students and the results of using the techniques and curriculum that we will model in this session with the... Read More →



Wednesday July 26, 2017 11:15am - 12:30pm
401a & 401b

11:15am

Technology Implementation and Change Management
Limited Capacity filling up

For many teachers, it is a Big Change to move from traditional classroom design to one where technology like Schoology supports personalization. This session will use the example of a large urban school district to explore successful ways to support teachers and school communities through the change process. Participants will review an implementation of their own, considering project management, vision, communication, needs identification/addressing, and review/reworking as means to build trust and ease the transition.

Objectives:
1. An understanding of the pattern to the way people react to change
2. A planning tool to use in analyzing a change underway in their organization
3. Examples of how an urban school district is managing change
4. Ideas for how to manage change in their organization

Speakers
avatar for Peter Grebner

Peter Grebner

TOSA-Learning Mgmt. System/Schoology, Saint Paul Public Schools
avatar for Maijue Lochungvu

Maijue Lochungvu

Program Manager, Saint Paul Public Schools
avatar for Karen Randall

Karen Randall

Assistant Director, Saint Paul Public Schools


Wednesday July 26, 2017 11:15am - 12:30pm
401c & 401d

12:30pm

Conference Ends
Wednesday July 26, 2017 12:30pm - 12:31pm
McCormick Place Chicago 2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616

12:30pm

Schoology NEXT Study Hall
When the conference ends, we know you’ll have a ton of information to process. We encourage you to use this time and space to reflect on the sessions you attended, debrief with your team, and plan for the upcoming year.

Wednesday July 26, 2017 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Hotel Lounge Lobby