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Friday, November 11
 

7:30am EST

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Friday November 11, 2022 7:30am - 3:30pm EST
NDPMA 1300 Giddings Rd, Pontiac, MI 48340

8:30am EST

Keynote - Jay Gross
In a world of test scores, content standards & benchmarks, and evaluation fears, sometimes the main purpose can be pushed aside, even forgotten: our students. They are the heart of what we do. It is critical we work together on all fronts. Let me be the reminder...

Jay Gross is a dedicated classroom teacher with a true passion for connecting with his students. Success in the classroom requires far more that effective use of technology. Jay will remind us why we became educators.


Friday November 11, 2022 8:30am - 10:00am EST
Main Gym 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

10:10am EST

Google Arts & Culture: A Window on the World
Want to have some fun while learning about great resources for your classes. Join me for this hands-on session about Google Arts & Culture. This online platform began as a curation of high-resolution images and videos of artwork from around the world. It has grown into a place for digital experiments, music, historical artifacts, and educational resources. Tryout games, music experiments, virtual tours of museums and more. There is something here for every subject matter and grade level.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Chichester

Karen Chichester

Teacher/G Suite for Edu Integration Specialist, Jefferson HS, Newport, MI
Using Google Apps for Education has transformed my classroom. Ask me how G Suite for Education can help you teach writing and special education, I also love working with Google Geo Tools. I love sharing my experience with other teachers across the state. On a personal note, I live... Read More →


Friday November 11, 2022 10:10am - 11:00am EST
A20 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

10:10am EST

Using Google Meet to Connect with Industry Professionals
Industry connection can be very powerful in the classroom. The ability to bring in real world examples, new technologies, engage parents and promote a private and public partnership in the classroom. Not only can support help build your capacity, it can bring real tangible benefits and resources to the classroom. See how we are doing this in the classroom across the country to support computer science classes using industry professional.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Spiece

Andrew Spiece

CEO, Edlrn.io
17 year educators teaching Mathematics and Computer Science with an obsession for learning.


Friday November 11, 2022 10:10am - 11:00am EST
Library - Classroom 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

10:10am EST

⭐ Google Calendar for Busy Administrators
Save time using Google Calendar. Begin by exploring invites, attached meeting notes, and private events. Learn to add a colleagues' or room calendar, use notifications and repeat/duplicate events. Dig into new features such as time insights, appointment slots, and advanced search. Connect the Google Calendar mobile app to your account.

If you'd like a copy of the presentation - enter bit.ly/migooglecalendar22 in omnibox and select "Use template."

Speakers
avatar for Andy Mann

Andy Mann

Instructional Technology Consultant, Muskegon Area ISD
Andy Mann started as a science and technology teacher and transitioned into one of Michigan’s first tech directors.  For the last 28 years, he has had the pleasure to serve as an instructional technology specialist for 3 different Michigan ISDs, assisting educators to select and... Read More →



Friday November 11, 2022 10:10am - 11:00am EST
E7 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

10:10am EST

⭐ What's New with the Admin Console?
Keeping up with constant changes to the Google Admin console is challenging. This workshop is your shortcut to success! Get a rapid fire summary of the latest Google admin updates for Chromebooks, Vault, Groups, and more. These updates will help you manage your infrastructure and improve learning.

Speakers
avatar for John Sowash

John Sowash

CEO, Livingston Christian School
John Sowash is an experienced educator and former school administrator who challenges educators to lead their classrooms with creativity and inspiration. John inspires educators to use technology connect with and challenge students. Schools around the world have invited John to come... Read More →


Friday November 11, 2022 10:10am - 11:00am EST
Library - Main 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

10:10am EST

Autocrat and YAMM: A Teacher's Two Best Friends
Until teachers have their own secretaries, Autocrat and YAMM make the load lighter. Learn to use Autocrat (an extension for Google Sheets) to provide customized resources to students to jump-start the learning process with minimal investment of teacher time. Meanwhile, master Yet Another Mail Merge to bestow miraculously fast delivery of messages and magically insightful information for any GMail and Google Sheets users. From MLA templates to instant scores and feedback for students, Autocrat can be a game-changer. With analysis data from YAMM, save valuable time and avoid communication nightmares.

Speakers
avatar for LeAnne Schmidt

LeAnne Schmidt

Teacher (Middle School), Notre Dame Preparatory School & Marist Academy
As an educator for 27 years and a current frontline, face-to-face classroom teacher, my professional goal is the empowerment of educators to do what they do better (and easier).  We have tools.  We often lack adequate time and energy to use them.  That's why digital resources are... Read More →


Friday November 11, 2022 10:10am - 11:00am EST
A16 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

10:10am EST

TECH with STEM = Fun Times!
Have you wanted to add some STEM into your classroom but not sure where to start? Or wondered how you can merge TECH and STEM in your classroom? In this session we will take a look at merging both of these into the elementary classroom. Come have some fun, collaborate with others and walk away with ideas for your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Hankins

Mary Hankins

Prek-5th grade Tech / STEM Teacher, Owosso Public Schools
Mom of two great kids and one dog... Google Certified Educator and Trainer!! I take any opportunity to learn what I can about technology and teaching it. I teach technology to prek-5th graders in Owosso Public Schools. I am always willing to help out and pay it forward for all those... Read More →


Friday November 11, 2022 10:10am - 11:00am EST
A18 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

10:10am EST

Jam on with Jamboard
In this session, you will learn fun and engaging ways to use Jamboard with your students. This session will focus on 6-8 grade examples in core content areas, however these can be applied to all grade levels and all subjects. We will look at how to use Jamboard to enhance group work, stations, and how you can use Jamboard as a formative assessment tool.

PRESENTATION LINK: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/10-T0Q6tBsTsT1RVGex9DP0WwB5d7iyNnwLDtGtUHL78/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Erica Brundage

Erica Brundage

6-8 grade Technology Teacher, Jackson Public Schools


Friday November 11, 2022 10:10am - 11:00am EST
A14 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

10:10am EST

The "S" Factor
Note: the time and location has been updated to 10:10 - 11am in room E12

Do you know about the "S" Factor? No? Well come see what a "S"uperhero Slides is and why they Slides has the “S” Factor! Explore the hidden talents of Slides, from basics to add-ons, and take your presentations from "eh" to exceptional! Explore ways to use Slides beyond slide presentations, learn "Ms. Diem's Rules" for effective slide presentations, explore a variety of apps, add-ons, and extensions that support Google Slides, and of course, have fun!

Speakers
avatar for Marnie Diem

Marnie Diem

Marnie is a classroom teacher turned technological edventurer, who now works with PreK - 8th grade and all the adults at Hillel Day School. She regularly presents at tech conferences. Marnie is a Google Educator Level 1&2, Certified BrainPop Educator, a Seesaw Ambassador, an Osmo... Read More →


Friday November 11, 2022 10:10am - 11:00am EST
E12 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

10:10am EST

⭐ Teach Better, Work Less with Google Slides
Eduprotocols are engaging, student-centered lesson frames that can be used with any subject and grade level. Students get multiple reps for mastery, with in-the-moment feedback and minimal take-home grading for the teacher. #teachbetterworkless The routine of eduprotocols helps student feel safe to take risks and gives them flexibility to express themselves. Attendees will leave the session with multiple templates that they'll be able to use on Monday.

Slides link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1hc9mrAJjIRW99lIWvJIvcJurr-D1H31I1jfjPNPPQLQ/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Kaelyn Bullock

Kaelyn Bullock

Technology Integration Specialist
I’m a Eduprocotols Enthusiast. I'm currently into the Modern Classrooms Project. And I love Canvas. I am also a graduate of NDPMA.



Friday November 11, 2022 10:10am - 11:00am EST
E14 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

10:10am EST

Find your Pulse coding with BrainPad
Discover the STEM possibilities of a BrainPad Pulse in your classroom. BrainPad Pulse made locally by GHI Electronics has developed the next level of STEM microcomputer used to learn coding. The cloud editor will offer an easy way to control the BrainPad using drag-and-drop blocks or use advanced programing alternatives. Come explore this hands-on session and tinker to bring the BrainPad Pulse to life using Google Chrome to code, make, and download a creative program.

Speakers
avatar for Eden Konja

Eden Konja

Director of Information and Academic Technology, Notre Dame Prep & Marist Academy
I am a technologist, a teacher, a school administrator, a learner, and a leader. I have been working in Education for 20 years focused on supporting and integrating innovative technology to enhance the learning environment.  
avatar for Melissa York

Melissa York

Technology Integration Specialist, Notre Dame Preparatory / Marist Academy

Sponsors

Friday November 11, 2022 10:10am - 11:00am EST
E10 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

10:10am EST

⭐ Activate Your Social Studies Classes with Attention-Grabbing Tech Tools
Pedagogy for Social Studies needs an update that encourages more student engagement. Using handy educational tools and easy templates, create your own adaptable, interactive choice boards that engage your students to actively DO essential Social Studies skills. With Choice Boards, students get active ownership in their learning and with that, they are more likely to practice learned Social Studies skills in their daily life.
Check out my presentation with this link:  

https://tinyurl.com/bujw9xw6



Speakers
avatar for Maria Gonzalez

Maria Gonzalez

5/6 Science/ Tech Support, Holy Family School
I'm just a passionate science teacher, geo explorer, history researcher, tech dabbler, and all around proud geek! I have heaps of ideas for all grades to share especially on Earth and Social sciences, as well developing students green thumbs in school the schoolyard garden! Here... Read More →



Friday November 11, 2022 10:10am - 11:00am EST
E9 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

11:10am EST

Adding Artistic Flair to Any Lesson -- Google Slides as Graphic Studio!
Slideshows are often used for mundane presentations of gathered information, but there’s a powerful, hidden side to Google Slides that’s just waiting to be unleashed! Educators can add artistic elements like professional-looking maps, diagrams, comics, animations, virtual field trips, knowledge galleries and more to any subject area. Students can expand their thinking, display their creativity, and have fun doing so! Session participants will harness the power of basic Google Slides tools and walk away with examples that can be used immediately.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Haak

Andrew Haak

Teacher / K-12 Staff Tech Integration Specialist, Holton Public Schools
Andrew is a passionate advocate for effective technology use in education. He teaches Social Studies, Technology/Multimedia, and French at Holton Middle/High School. Andrew is also the district's 6-12 Staff Technology Integration Coach and coaches MS Track & Field.Andrew is Google... Read More →


Friday November 11, 2022 11:10am - 12:00pm EST
E14 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

11:10am EST

One Size Does Not Fit All - UDL & Google
Using the UDL framework as our guide, we will explore using the features Google provides to easily personalize learning. We will explore the built-in accessibility features on Chromebooks and in Google. Then we will explore Chrome extensions and Google Workspace add-ons that can help all students master our curriculum. In this hands-on session, you will have a chance to explore and share extensions/features that you love.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Chichester

Karen Chichester

Teacher/G Suite for Edu Integration Specialist, Jefferson HS, Newport, MI
Using Google Apps for Education has transformed my classroom. Ask me how G Suite for Education can help you teach writing and special education, I also love working with Google Geo Tools. I love sharing my experience with other teachers across the state. On a personal note, I live... Read More →


Friday November 11, 2022 11:10am - 12:00pm EST
A20 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

11:10am EST

THE S.A.M.R. Model
The Substitution - Augmentation - Modification - Redefinition Model offers a method of seeing how computer technology might impact teaching and learning. It also shows a progression that adopters of educational technology often follow as they progress through teaching and learning with technology. You will be challenged to see how technology should and can take you from merely substituting previous classroom methods to actually enhancing and improving the education process. In other words, we can not only do it differently, but do it better!

Speakers
avatar for David Warren

David Warren

Secondary Principal, Calvary Baptist Academy
David is a gifted communicator in areas of faith and culture, theology, worldview, education, and apologetics, and has spoken at various conferences, colleges, churches, schools, and other various gatherings each year.Dr. David Warren graduated from Calvary Baptist Academy in Midland... Read More →



Friday November 11, 2022 11:10am - 12:00pm EST
E12 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

11:10am EST

YouTube – Beyond the Basics
You can upload to YouTube…so what’s next? Quickly review the basics, then learn to manage your channel, determine video privacy, build/manage/share playlists and more. Learn to create a table of contents with links to specific sections of your video. Discover the built-in editor to crop, add music, or blur parts of the video and how to add “Cards” to overlay additional information and links.

To download a copy of the presentation.  Enter bit.ly/youtubemigoogle in omnibox and select "Use template."


Speakers
avatar for Andy Mann

Andy Mann

Instructional Technology Consultant, Muskegon Area ISD
Andy Mann started as a science and technology teacher and transitioned into one of Michigan’s first tech directors.  For the last 28 years, he has had the pleasure to serve as an instructional technology specialist for 3 different Michigan ISDs, assisting educators to select and... Read More →



Friday November 11, 2022 11:10am - 12:00pm EST
E7 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

11:10am EST

⭐ Littles Can Do Google Apps!
Learn tips and tricks for using Google with K-6 students. Elementary students CAN do more than games on the computer. Come have fun and learn some cool tricks!

Speakers
avatar for Mary Hankins

Mary Hankins

Prek-5th grade Tech / STEM Teacher, Owosso Public Schools
Mom of two great kids and one dog... Google Certified Educator and Trainer!! I take any opportunity to learn what I can about technology and teaching it. I teach technology to prek-5th graders in Owosso Public Schools. I am always willing to help out and pay it forward for all those... Read More →


Friday November 11, 2022 11:10am - 12:00pm EST
A18 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

11:10am EST

Secrets of a Digitally Organized Educator
Gmail overload stressing you out? Frustrated by the frantic searching for a file needed in Drive? Overwhelmed with Bookmarks and Tabs? It's time to create a better digital system and reclaim your sanity. You CAN increase your efficiency while reducing stress and anxiety. Learning these tips & tricks guarantees the time invested during the session pays off immediately.

Speakers
avatar for Lissa Brunan

Lissa Brunan

Chief Engagement Officer, Engaging TECHniques
Technology-obsessed lifelong learner who loves to share her knowledge of the newest ways to engage students and inspire learning in the classroom.



Friday November 11, 2022 11:10am - 12:00pm EST
A14 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

11:10am EST

⭐ Tech Tips To Save An Educator’s Sanity!
This session will be centering on finding the very best tech/methods/apps available today to create the best environment possible. It has been developed with student, parent, and teacher input. It will also include different aspects of cloud-based tools to create a student-centered learning environment with the teacher acting as a guide. Stop by and see ways to work smarter, not harder, and get exposed to such tools as Drive for a great classroom presence & better study, Google Docs tips & Tricks, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Jay Gross

Jay Gross

Keynote Speaker, Jay Gross Productions
I have had a great life...been to and taught in England, visited Italy, Germany, France, Monoco, went to the bottom of the Grand Canyon (North and South), climbed 14,000 foot + mountains, white water rafted out west multiple times, broken my back, arms, nose, leg, and I am still here... Read More →


Friday November 11, 2022 11:10am - 12:00pm EST
Library - Classroom 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

11:10am EST

Michigan eLibrary & Google Tools
The Michigan eLibrary (MeL) offers over 80 individual databases that are free to all Michigan citizens. Nearly all the content in MeL syncs with Google Drive & Google Classroom! In fact, one MeL eResource has the coolest Chrome Extension! In this session we will learn how to capitalize on the seamless transitions from the MeL content into your Google Learning Environment.

Speakers
avatar for Ann Kaskinen

Ann Kaskinen

MeL Engagement Specialist, K-12, Library of Michigan - MCLS


Friday November 11, 2022 11:10am - 12:00pm EST
E9 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

11:10am EST

Quick Hitters for Learning with Google
We all need new ways to increase engagement and learning in our students. Eduprotocols are a great way to increase engagement and learning while not spending hours prepping for each new activity. The secret is in the reps. Come and learn how Thin Slides, Iron Chef, 8*pARTS, Hexagonal Thinking are fantastic ways to leverage Google tools for our students' success and enjoyment of your class.

You can find a copy of this presentation at bit.ly/MiG22EP 

Speakers
avatar for Josh Hubbard

Josh Hubbard

Tech Director and Teacher, Inter-City Baptist School



Friday November 11, 2022 11:10am - 12:00pm EST
A16 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

11:10am EST

⭐ Do More With Docs
With the recent updates to Google Docs (Building Blocks, Chips, and more), you can do so much more. Come learn some of the cool new features of Google Docs beyond word processing!
Access resources here!

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Mares

Daniel Mares

Director of Curriculum, Coloma Community Schools


Friday November 11, 2022 11:10am - 12:00pm EST
E10 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

11:10am EST

⭐ 5 ways to simplify your Chromebook 1:1 program
Managing a fleet of 1:1 Chromebooks can be challenging. If you are struggling to keep an accurate inventory of your Chromebooks, maintain visibility of who has what device, where those devices are located, track repairs, costs, funding sources, warranty details and device end-of-life… you are not alone! This session will address the common challenges schools and districts face when managing Chromebooks and provide 5 strategies and tips to overcome them. Session includes free take away resources.

Speakers
JL

Jeff LaLonde

Vizor for Chromebooks
CC

Ciara Costoso

Vizor for Chromebooks

Sponsors

Friday November 11, 2022 11:10am - 12:00pm EST
Library - Main 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

12:10pm EST

Lunch
Friday November 11, 2022 12:10pm - 12:25pm EST
Cafetorium 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

1:10pm EST

FREE Apps that You Can Use TODAY!
Does your school have zero budget and little vision for technology in the classroom? In this fast paced and interactive session I will give you some go to apps that any teacher can begin using right away to enhance their classroom. I guarantee you will leave with something you will use in your classroom this fall!

www.symbaloo.com/mix/pdavidapps

Speakers
avatar for David Warren

David Warren

Secondary Principal, Calvary Baptist Academy
David is a gifted communicator in areas of faith and culture, theology, worldview, education, and apologetics, and has spoken at various conferences, colleges, churches, schools, and other various gatherings each year.Dr. David Warren graduated from Calvary Baptist Academy in Midland... Read More →


Friday November 11, 2022 1:10pm - 2:00pm EST
A20 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

1:10pm EST

⭐ Teacher's Guide to the Admin Console
So you’ve been given a key to the kingdom where do you start? This session is designed for the teacher who becomes a Tech Team member or the teacher who wants to see behind the curtain! Come and learn the basics of maneuvering through the Admin Console. We will discuss common settings to check, organization units, and how to design user settings for student learning.


You can find a copy of this presentation at http://bit.ly/3G745hv 

Speakers
avatar for Josh Hubbard

Josh Hubbard

Tech Director and Teacher, Inter-City Baptist School



Friday November 11, 2022 1:10pm - 2:00pm EST
A16 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

1:10pm EST

⭐ Google Gradebook to Skyward Export
Google Classroom Grades sync to the Skyward SIS is finally here!! Your grading process will be easier by syncing your Google Classroom grades into Skyward. Find out how one district implemented this process through a pilot and implementation across buildings.

Speakers
CS

Caitlin Stansell-Greig

Haslet Public Schools
KB

Kathy Burns

Haslet Public Schools
AD

Alison Dykman

Haslet Public Schools
avatar for Margy Barile

Margy Barile

Assistive and Instructional Technology Specialist, Haslett Public Schools



Friday November 11, 2022 1:10pm - 2:00pm EST
E12 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

1:10pm EST

⭐ Get Smart! Using Smart Chips and Building Blocks in Google Workspace
If you type the @ symbol into a Google Doc today, you might notice a new fancy window pops up! But what can you really do with these new smart chips and building blocks to support your teaching and your students' learning? In this session, you will receive lots of different examples and templates that you can take back and use the very next day!
https://bit.ly/GetSmartMiGoogle

Speakers
avatar for Maureen Young

Maureen Young

Instructional Technology Coach, Washtenaw International High School and Middle Academy
I currently serve as the instructional technology coach at Washtenaw International High School and Middle Academy and Early College Alliance at EMU in Ypsilanti, Michigan. I previously taught middle school science and am in my 14th year in education.



Friday November 11, 2022 1:10pm - 2:00pm EST
E10 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

1:10pm EST

⭐ Leveraging Google Earth to empower learners to be GeoStorytellers
This session will highlight ways educators can leverage Google Earth as a storytelling tool, incorporating multimedia resources that complement a variety of classroom curricula. With this tool, you can enable your learners to connect the past and present and give relative context to location and place. We hope you will join us on our geo journey and uncover the power of Google Earth in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Mainero

Rachel Mainero

Instructional Technology Specialist, Rochester Community Schools
Rachel Mainero is an Instructional Technology Specialist, Google Certified Educator and Trainer, and an ISTE Certified Educator. In her role, she supports learners to leverage technology in innovative, collaborative, and transformative ways. She is passionate about designing learning... Read More →



Friday November 11, 2022 1:10pm - 2:00pm EST
E14 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

1:10pm EST

Roadmaps: High quality, Curricula for K-5
No need to pay for hi-quality, K-5, digital curricula! In our session see how to dip into the Michigan Digital Curricula Library, hosted by the Center for Digital Curricula, University of Michigan, to retrieve deeply-digital, standards-aligned, classroom-tested curricula for K-5. The “Roadmap lessons” are graphical, highly-interactive, collaborative, engaging, and schools who have used the Roadmap lessons have seen increases in student achievement (NWEA, i-Ready, etc.). Use the OER lessons as is, or easily personalize/differentiate them to better meet the needs of your students. TODAY!

Speakers
DG

Denise Gallemore

University of Michigan
avatar for Elliot Soloway

Elliot Soloway

Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, University of Michigan
Learning at home and learning at school must be seamless - that's what we have learned from COVID. Digital curricula makes it so. The Center for Digital Curricula at the University of Michigan provides K-5, deeply-digital, standards-aligned curricula for K-5  - all four core subjects... Read More →


Friday November 11, 2022 1:10pm - 2:00pm EST
A18 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

1:10pm EST

Keep Telling Me - Yes, I Should Be Using Google Keep
Quickly learn how to create and share lists, notes, memos, images, and voice notes across devices by using Google Keep. Track projects and tasks with checkbox lists; add Keep notes to Google Docs and even convert handwritten notes to editable text. With built-in collaboration and a mobile app, Google Keep is a powerful, though often underused Google app.  

If you'd like a copy of the presentation - enter bit.ly/migoogle22keep in omnibox and select "Use template."



Speakers
avatar for Andy Mann

Andy Mann

Instructional Technology Consultant, Muskegon Area ISD
Andy Mann started as a science and technology teacher and transitioned into one of Michigan’s first tech directors.  For the last 28 years, he has had the pleasure to serve as an instructional technology specialist for 3 different Michigan ISDs, assisting educators to select and... Read More →



Friday November 11, 2022 1:10pm - 2:00pm EST
E7 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

1:10pm EST

Stoking The Fire!
It is okay to feel burned out at times. It is not okay to accept it. What we deal with on a daily basis in this world of education is sometimes unimaginable. And it can tear us down and make us wonder, “Why do I do this?”. This session will help identify some of the problems and how to find an “oasis or two in this desert of desolation”.

Speakers
avatar for Jay Gross

Jay Gross

Keynote Speaker, Jay Gross Productions
I have had a great life...been to and taught in England, visited Italy, Germany, France, Monoco, went to the bottom of the Grand Canyon (North and South), climbed 14,000 foot + mountains, white water rafted out west multiple times, broken my back, arms, nose, leg, and I am still here... Read More →


Friday November 11, 2022 1:10pm - 2:00pm EST
Library - Classroom 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

1:10pm EST

⭐ All Aboard the Google Draw Express
Google Draw has truly helped engage all students at the fifth and sixth grade levels; with a particular focus on those who struggle with traditional drawing assignments The focus of this presentation is to share how I flipped traditional "hands-on" art projects to digital design projects using Google Draw. The goal of this presentation is to provide examples of projects I created for my students that vary in complexity. Participants will gain a greater understanding of how to incorporate Google Draw into their art curriculum in order to capture the imagination and creativity of all students.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Montero

Jane Montero

I'm all about Google Draw!


Friday November 11, 2022 1:10pm - 2:00pm EST
E9 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

1:10pm EST

⭐ Engage and Participate with Pear Deck
The goal of this session is to get teachers involved and participate in Pear Deck. The session will guide and engage teachers on how to access Pear Deck, Discover the templates Pear Deck has to offer using Google Slides and create a Presentation using Pear Deck and Google Slides that they can bring back to their own classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa York

Melissa York

Technology Integration Specialist, Notre Dame Preparatory / Marist Academy


Friday November 11, 2022 1:10pm - 2:00pm EST
A14 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

1:10pm EST

Introduce your students to AI
There's a good chance that the Chromebook you and your students use is powered by an Intel chip, but Intel's commitment to education extends beyond physical hardware. This session will introduce you to Intel's "Skills for Innovation," a program designed by Intel to empower students and teachers to do amazing things with technology.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Dreikosen

Rachel Dreikosen

Director Midwest Public Sector, Intel
Michigan native, computer engineer, law student, parent, and eternal advocate for eliminating digital inequity.Ask me about: Digital equity, digital literacy, careers in the semiconductor industry, women in STEAM

Sponsors


Friday November 11, 2022 1:10pm - 2:00pm EST
Library - Main 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

2:10pm EST

Be Internet Awesome with Interland presented by Google
This session will focus on how teachers can utilize the Be Internet Awesome program to help kids be safe, confident explorers of the online world. Program provides fun, age-appropriate learning experience built around five key foundational lessons optimized for fun. The full program, including the curriculum, the game, and the resources, was designed for users ages 7−12. The curriculum is aligned with ISTE and AASL.

Speakers
avatar for Eden Konja

Eden Konja

Director of Information and Academic Technology, Notre Dame Prep & Marist Academy
I am a technologist, a teacher, a school administrator, a learner, and a leader. I have been working in Education for 20 years focused on supporting and integrating innovative technology to enhance the learning environment.  



Friday November 11, 2022 2:10pm - 3:00pm EST
E10 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

2:10pm EST

CANCELLED: Make your Slides Engaging with Pear Deck
NOTE:This session has been cancelled. If you are interested in exploring Pear Deck we recommend the following session: Engage and participate with Pear Deck (1:10 - 2pm)


Speakers
avatar for Steve Szumanski

Steve Szumanski

Instructional Technology Coach, Wyandotte Public Schools


Friday November 11, 2022 2:10pm - 3:00pm EST
A20 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

2:10pm EST

Transformation Technology Tools: OutWrite and Annotate Pro
Give your Google usage an upgrade with a review of tools which take it to the next level -- Outwrite (formerly GradeProof), advanced proofreading software, and Annotate Pro, a customized feedback response system. Language Arts and ESL teachers will applaud these apps, but so will content area teachers. Simplify assessment of written work, short or extended. Empower students to deliver their best compositions in any class. You'll gain some great tools which can be game-changers for teachers, and even models the methods for assessing their usage in class as tech tools, not just shiny new toys.

Speakers
avatar for LeAnne Schmidt

LeAnne Schmidt

Teacher (Middle School), Notre Dame Preparatory School & Marist Academy
As an educator for 27 years and a current frontline, face-to-face classroom teacher, my professional goal is the empowerment of educators to do what they do better (and easier).  We have tools.  We often lack adequate time and energy to use them.  That's why digital resources are... Read More →


Friday November 11, 2022 2:10pm - 3:00pm EST
E14 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

2:10pm EST

⭐ Google Workspace Adoption Tips For Your School
YES! Your school is moving to Google Workspace for Education. Collaboration will be easier. Managing technology will be easier. Working with your students will be easier. See a trend? While many at your school will be excited to learn Google Workspace for Education, there will be others who will be filled with hesitation. They don’t know Google Workspace for Education and the immediate reaction to the change is one of reluctance. How do you increase adoption early on and ensure a smooth implementation for your school? Here are my top tips addressing change management, training and adoption.

Speakers
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David Warren

Secondary Principal, Calvary Baptist Academy
David is a gifted communicator in areas of faith and culture, theology, worldview, education, and apologetics, and has spoken at various conferences, colleges, churches, schools, and other various gatherings each year.Dr. David Warren graduated from Calvary Baptist Academy in Midland... Read More →


Friday November 11, 2022 2:10pm - 3:00pm EST
Library - Main 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

2:10pm EST

Launch your CLASS MAG!
Class mags are great projects for your classes. Curating media that features students' work engages students and enhances the teaching-learning in the classroom. In this session you will launch your own class mag using Open Educational Resources and Google Slides

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Gaiefsky

Deborah Gaiefsky

Teacher, Ann Arbor Public Schools
I started teaching at Ann Arbor Public Schools in 2018. I am currently developing Ñ! magazine, an Open Educational Resource that develops biliteracy in students of Spanish as a second language.e-mag here: https://bit.ly/30Zc4q7


Friday November 11, 2022 2:10pm - 3:00pm EST
E9 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

2:10pm EST

⭐ Drive + Docs + Mel.org = A Winning Integration
Help students of all ages find quality research results at their age/grade level, save the articles with a click of a button, and cite their source properly! Mel.org is a rockstar resources integrated with the google suite--come see how it can enhance your teaching and give your students lifelong research skills.

Speakers
avatar for Alecia VandenBerg

Alecia VandenBerg

Tech Integration Specialist, Allendale Christian School
Lifelong learner here! I'm passionate about the student experience and equipping them with the tools they need to be confident in who they are and what they pursue. I have 16+ years of classroom experience in grades 6-12, teaching English and Technology. My specific passions are... Read More →


Friday November 11, 2022 2:10pm - 3:00pm EST
A18 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

2:10pm EST

⭐ Automagically Filling Documentation & Forms
Teachers have been inputting information on regular paper documents for ages, storing physical copies of meetings, rubrics, and feedback given to students. There are a few tools that can aid the teacher in this process, both with organization and speed. Autocrat and Form Ranger help automatically fill out Google Forms and Docs, enabling for a more professional looking documentation while saving oodles of time. Not to mention, the ability to send the completed Doc to students, parents, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Jason Swinehart

Jason Swinehart

IT Coach, Secondary Technology Teacher, Faith Christian Academy
ABOUT ME: I grew up in the great state of Michigan! I love fly fishing, bonfires, playing and watching sports (especially teams from Michigan!), playing video games, reading, watching movies, and exploring technology. CodeClub Founder & LeaderEDUCATION:  Bachelors in Youth Ministry... Read More →


Friday November 11, 2022 2:10pm - 3:00pm EST
Library - Classroom 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

2:10pm EST

⭐ Chromebook Tips Your Mother Never Taught You
Learn the secrets and shortcuts built-in to every Chromebook. Explore the settings and tips to fix “accidental” problems. Uncover the amazing collection of accessibility options including screen and video recording. Learn why administrators and teachers love Chromebooks.

For a copy of this presentation, enter bit.ly/migoogle22cbtips in omnibox and select "Use template." 



Speakers
avatar for Andy Mann

Andy Mann

Instructional Technology Consultant, Muskegon Area ISD
Andy Mann started as a science and technology teacher and transitioned into one of Michigan’s first tech directors.  For the last 28 years, he has had the pleasure to serve as an instructional technology specialist for 3 different Michigan ISDs, assisting educators to select and... Read More →



Friday November 11, 2022 2:10pm - 3:00pm EST
E7 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac MI 48340

3:00pm EST

Closing Session & Awards
Join us back at the main stage for special prizes for contest winners, badge collectors, and more! 
Awards: 
  • 🗣️ Conversation starter - Share your conference experience on Twitter using #migoogle. The tweet with the most replies / retweets wins! 
  • 📸 Paparazzi - Share a conference photo on instagram using the #migoogle hashtag. The most liked photo wins a prize! 
  • 🌦️ Ms. Frizzle Award - wear your Google swag with pride! The most Googly outfit wins a prize!
  • 📻 Story teller - create an instagram story highlighting your day at #migoogle. The most creative, fun story wins a prize! 
  • 🎞️ Reel Fun - share a Instagram Reel or TikTok story of your favorite Google tip. Make sure you include #migoogle!

Friday November 11, 2022 3:00pm - 3:30pm EST
Main Stage (Gym)
 


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