Our Schedule for FETC 2018: Community-Led Presentations Galore

Our Schedule for FETC 2018: Community-Led Presentation Galore
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Dylan Rodgers

Content Strategy Manager and Editor in Chief of the Schoology Exchange

Our Schedule for FETC 2018: Community-Led Presentations Galore

Posted in Schoology | January 22, 2018

At FETC, it can be hard to figure out what to do. There's just so much going on at this national conference—the sessions, the exhibitors, etc.—that you might be tempted to spend less time following a schedule and more time just going where the wind takes you.

Well, I think that's a great idea ... as long as the wind takes you to Booth #2345. That's where you'll find Schoologites from around the country. We're hosting presentations by instructors, technology coaches, and more that you just need to see.

In fact, there's so much great content that if you scroll through this post, you're scrollin' finger might give out. Seriously.

Schoology @ FETC Event Menu

Sessions at a Glance

Booth Sessions Details

Schoology Champions Meet Up

 

Our FETC Sessions at a Glance

Below is a schedule for quick reference. Feel free to download your own copy for even quicker reference.

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Our FETC Session in More Detail

Below are all the details you need to determine which session you just have to work into your schedule. Feel free to choose them all.

 

Wednesday, January 24

 

12:30 PM

Schoology 101: LMS Core Features and Best Practices
Schoology Rep.

Dive into Schoology's LMS and learn the ins and outs of the learning platform. We'll explore Schoology's core features, some best practices for using them, and the impact they have on the learning process.

1:30 PM

Thinking Out Cloud in K-12​
Amazon Web Services

Cloud has become the new normal. With the AWS cloud, schools and districts can access the same industry-shaping technology that Schoology leverages at an affordable cost, no matter what the scale. Stop by the Schoology booth and learn how easy it is to get started with AWS.

2:30 PM

Cultivating a Culture of Collaboration
Jennifer Baselice, Director of Instruction

In this session, I will showcase how we use Schoology as a resource and virtual PLC space for our teachers. Expect to learn about the setup and maintenance process of this space and the varieties of ways this virtual space is utilized with faculty throughout the year.

3:30 PM

Designing for a Digitized Learning Cycle​
Robert Thollander, Science Teacher

Learn how to create engaging, individualized digital lesson in five essay steps using the pages functionality and embedded learning apps in Schoology's LMS.

4:30 PM

Schoology Courses: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Teresa Phillips, Digital Support Colleague

In this session, we will take a closer look at several courses created in Schoology from the student's perspective. We will identify key elements of effective and engaging course materials. After diving deeper in these sample courses, I think you will find yourself ready to give your courses and Extreme Makeover!

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Thursday, January 25

 

9:00 AM

Transform How You Assess Student Understanding
Schoology Rep.

Assessing student understanding and using that data to inform instruction, district initiatives, and curriculum development is a pinnacle challenge of our time. Schoology has taken the largest leap of any LMS vendor by building an assessment management platform (AMP) seamlessly into it's learning platform. The result is a learning environment that allows students to be assessed against institutional standards within the normal classroom workflow—one that enables all stakeholders to make data-informed decisions about how to move forward. Join me to learn more.

10:00 AM

PD to Break Teacher Silos: Build and Magnify Your PLN​
Glen Irvin, Technology Integrationist
David Wallace, 7–12 Online Learning Coordinator

 

This session will explore how four educators from diverse backgrounds created a learning environment for teachers from four different geographical locations to explore pedagogical methods such as SAMR. Teachers from 4 schools across the country are participating: Wabasha-Kellogg District (Minnesota), Fairbanks (Ohio), Lexington School for the Deaf (NYC), and Hebrew College (Massachusetts). With technology, we flattened the classroom walls and created collaborative learning networks for teachers across disciplines, grades, and area of foci to craft lesson plans that otherwise would not be possible. Using our own PLNs, we spearheaded this beta project in the hopes of developing a model for other schools across the country (and globe) to create similar unique experiences for teacher professional development.

11:00 AM

Up Your PD Game​
Aaron Lee, High School Assistant Principal

No one really enjoys old school sit and get PD! If I as the teacher/lecturer am bored, then I know that my students/attendees will also be bored. Student engagement is just as important when the teachers are the students. Administration should model their PD after the types of lessons they would like to see in their teachers’ classrooms. Teachers are told to check for learning along the way. Administrators ask them for engaging, interactive lessons, but too often our faculty meetings and trainings put them to sleep. If student-centered lessons are a must in the classroom, then teacher-centered PD is a great way to model this for them to see, feel and interact.

12:00 PM

Prevent Cheating During Schoology Tests​
Respondus

See how Respondus LockDown Browser protects the integrity of Schoology tests by locking down the device. Students are unable to copy, print, go to other websites, or access other applications during a test. A Respondus representative will demonstrate LockDown Browser and discuss recent enhancements.

1:00 PM

LMS Burnout!? How to Enhance (Not Exhaust) the Learning Experience​
Beth Box, Instructional Technology Coach

When you first discover Schoology, it's understandable that you get a little excited. Schoology can do so much and it streamlines so many tasks that used to take hours, but what happens when your students are thrown into the Schoology deep end too quickly? This presentation will show you how to use Schoology in a way that maintains a fresh flow in your classroom and keeps your students engaged and excited.

2:00 PM

Transform How You Assess Student Understanding
Schoology Rep.

Assessing student understanding and using that data to inform instruction, district initiatives, and curriculum development is a pinnacle challenge of our time. Schoology has taken the largest leap of any LMS vendor by building an assessment management platform (AMP) seamlessly into it's learning platform. The result is a learning environment that allows students to be assessed against institutional standards within the normal classroom workflow—one that enables all stakeholders to make data-informed decisions about how to move forward. Join me to learn more.

3:00 PM

Creating a Digital Learning Environment for Your Organization
Nancy Garvey, Director of Instructional Technology

Come hear how Coppell ISD leverages Schoology as its digital learning environment for all stakeholders in their district.

4:00 PM

Increasing Student Engagement with Schoology
Kristie Burk, Coordinator of Cyber and Blended Learning

Learn proven strategies to engage your students using an LMS. In this session, we'll dive into Schoology to showcase the mechanics of these engagement best practices and the types of tools you'll need to make them successful. 

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Friday, January 26

 

9:30 AM

Creating a Successful Gamified Framework in Schoology
Glen Irvin, Technology Integrationist

In order to successfully implement gamification and game-based learning in your classroom you will need a framework. This session provides a step by step guide to creating this successful framework. Gamification is outcomes based, mastery learning, that includes differentiation and student voice and choice. It is an immersive, engaging, fun, motivational and collaborative environment that allows students to be creative.

10:30 AM

Creating an Instructional Target
David Wallace, 7–12 Online Learning Coordinator

Do you lack consistency and clarity in messaging to staff, students, and community? Are you struggling to plan what to do next? Does your school need to update your vision for the 21st Century? Come learn how Fairbanks Local Schools involved teachers and administrators in a process to create an instructional target and develop a vision to carry them into the future.

11:30 AM

Personalize Learning with CK-12’s Resources and Schoology
Katie Hamon, Professional Development Manager, CK-12

This session will include an overview of CK-12 resources, including concept-based learning, customizable text, adaptive practice, interactives, videos, and real world applications. It will also demonstrate how to find content and make assignments on the CK-12 app, along with seeing student achievement within Schoology.

12:30 PM

Schoology 101: LMS Core Features and Best Practices
Schoology Rep.

Dive into Schoology's LMS and learn the ins and outs of the learning platform. We'll explore Schoology's core features, some best practices for using them, and the impact they have on the learning process.

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Join Your Peers at the Schoology Champions Meet Up

Want to take you're Schoology experience to interstellar levels? You're not alone. Visit Booth #2345 during the opening night reception at FETC to learn more about our newest gamified community program, the Schoology Champions Program. It's a seriously fun way to build your skills, earn goodies, and maybe even be published on this blog (WHOO!).

Head on to Booth #2345 on Wednesday, January 24 at 5:00 pm for our official Champions Meetup, or drop by any time to learn more. You’ll be able to meet fellow Schoologites, sign up for the program, and pick up some special swag. The first users to arrive at the Wednesday meet up will receive exclusive Schoology Champions swag (first come, first serve while supplies last). So, don’t miss out!

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That's it! See you at FETC 2018!

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