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Friday, January 15
 

8:30am

Assistive Technology and Emergent Literacy - MVHS: Room# 218
Limited Capacity filling up

Early childhood teachers play a vital role in supporting young children's emergent literacy development. High quality early literacy experiences are critical to future school success, yet research suggests young children with disabilities sometimes have limited access to meaningful early literacy opportunities. This extends to mild and moderate students at the pre-secondary level in our middle schools. At the end of this session, participants will be able to access models, ideas, procedures, and devices that will assist in literacy. Teachers will feel confident using existing and requested technology to interface the emergent literacy learner. Connections will be noted and accessed between Special Education/Assistive Technology efforts with Elementary educational practices. General and Special Education practices can be mutual and will be showcased.

Presenter
avatar for Jeff Harting

Jeff Harting

Assistant Principal
Mr. Harting is an administrator at the Middle Level in the ACPSD system. He has a background in business and Special Education. Mr. Harting has a Masters in Special Education and Education Specialists degree in School Leadership. The goal of leadership for Mr. Harting is to effect... Read More →



Friday January 15, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Midland Valley High School (Elementary Conference Location) 227 Mustang Dr, Graniteville, SC 29829
  • School Represented District Office
  • Session Length 60 minutes

8:30am

Blendspace: Building Literacy with Technology - SAHS: Room# 333
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will demonstrate how to use Blendspace to organize, create and share presentations and incorporate quizzes for individual, small group, and whole class activities.Through learning about the Blendspace basics, looking at examples, and building a "canvas", each participant will have have a presentation and a tool to use in a flipped classroom .

Presenter
avatar for Gale Kulmala

Gale Kulmala

Adult Education, Aiken County Public Schools
Gale Kulmala currently teaches adult learners in the Wagener-Salley Adult Education program and works with USC-A in supervising student teachers and facilitating Blackboard classes for GT endorsement. She attended Furman University and the University of Georgia, and then received... Read More →



Friday January 15, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
South Aiken High School (Middle School Conference Location) 232 East Pine Log Road, Aiken, SC 29803
  • School Represented Outside Agency
  • Session Length 60 Minutes

8:30am

The Scoop on Shmoop! - SAHS: Room# 111 (Lab)
Limited Capacity filling up

Shmoop is an educational site that combines “a teen-friendly, approachable style with academically rigorous materials" and offers learning guides, teaching guides, an essay lab, and test prep. See how you can use this site to create a blended learning environment.

Presenter
avatar for Liesl Furtick

Liesl Furtick

Media Specialist
Liesl Furtick is a media specialist at South Aiken High School and has worked for Aiken County Public Schools for 21 years. She received a degree in Financial Management from Clemson, a degree in English Education from USC-A, and a master's in Library Science from USC.



Friday January 15, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
South Aiken High School (Middle School Conference Location) 232 East Pine Log Road, Aiken, SC 29803
  • School Represented South Aiken High School
  • Session Length 60 minutes

8:30am

Reading Amplified - AHS: Room# SM114
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore digital tools that energize readers and amplify instruction. Use Google books as a concordance for analysis, annotate Internet text with Diigo, and more from Lee Ann’s book Reading Amplified: Digital Tools that Engage Students in Words, Books and Ideas. Teachers will collaborate across platforms or devices as they connect instructional purposes, authentic activities and digital tools.

Presenter
avatar for Lee Ann Spillane

Lee Ann Spillane

Cypress Creek High School
Lee Ann Spillane gets to spend her time with some incredible teenagers and teachers. They read, write, talk, share, and create. She loves teaching. Everyday is an adventure and she has a seat up front, close to the action.    She is Nationally Board Certified and has a... Read More →



Friday January 15, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Aiken High School (High School Conference Location) 449 Rutland Dr, Aiken, SC 29801
  • School Represented Outside agency
  • Session Length 90 minutes

9:40am

Incorporating Literacy in the STEM Classroom - MVHS: Room# 208
Limited Capacity full

Teachers will learn how to incorporate literacy elements into science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). You will walk out of the session with a list of resources and ideas to use in your classroom that are free (or very little cost).

Presenter
AE

Amy Edwards

5th Grade Math/Science/Social Studies Teacher, Mossy Creek Elementary School
Amy Edwards is the Lead Teacher for Mastery Connect. She is a fifth grade teacher at Mossy Creek Elementary School. She has her Masters in Educational Technology from USCA.

Co-Presenter


Friday January 15, 2016 9:40am - 10:40am
Midland Valley High School (Elementary Conference Location) 227 Mustang Dr, Graniteville, SC 29829
  • School Represented Mossy Creek Elementary
  • Session Length 60 minutes

9:40am

Assistive Technology and Emergent Literacy - MVHS: Room# 218
Limited Capacity filling up

Early childhood teachers play a vital role in supporting young children's emergent literacy development. High quality early literacy experiences are critical to future school success, yet research suggests young children with disabilities sometimes have limited access to meaningful early literacy opportunities. This extends to mild and moderate students at the pre-secondary level in our middle schools. At the end of this session, participants will be able to access models, ideas, procedures, and devices that will assist in literacy. Teachers will feel confident using existing and requested technology to interface the emergent literacy learner. Connections will be noted and accessed between Special Education/Assistive Technology efforts with Elementary educational practices. General and Special Education practices can be mutual and will be showcased.

Presenter
avatar for Jeff Harting

Jeff Harting

Assistant Principal
Mr. Harting is an administrator at the Middle Level in the ACPSD system. He has a background in business and Special Education. Mr. Harting has a Masters in Special Education and Education Specialists degree in School Leadership. The goal of leadership for Mr. Harting is to effect... Read More →



Friday January 15, 2016 9:40am - 10:40am
Midland Valley High School (Elementary Conference Location) 227 Mustang Dr, Graniteville, SC 29829
  • School Represented District Office
  • Session Length 60 minutes

9:40am

Blendspace: Building Literacy with Technology - SAHS: Room# 333
Limited Capacity filling up

This presentation will demonstrate how to use Blendspace to organize, create and share presentations and incorporate quizzes for individual, small group, and whole class activities.Through learning about the Blendspace basics, looking at examples, and building a "canvas", each participant will have have a presentation and a tool to use in a flipped classroom .

Presenter
avatar for Gale Kulmala

Gale Kulmala

Adult Education, Aiken County Public Schools
Gale Kulmala currently teaches adult learners in the Wagener-Salley Adult Education program and works with USC-A in supervising student teachers and facilitating Blackboard classes for GT endorsement. She attended Furman University and the University of Georgia, and then received... Read More →



Friday January 15, 2016 9:40am - 10:40am
South Aiken High School (Middle School Conference Location) 232 East Pine Log Road, Aiken, SC 29803
  • School Represented Outside Agency
  • Session Length 60 minutes

10:20am

Disciplinary Literacy: Why it Matters! - SAHS: Room# 212
Limited Capacity seats available

This Disciplinary Literacy session is designed for 6-8 teachers implementing the literacy standards through their disciplines. This session will focus on the critical elements of effective literacy instruction, using literacy as a tool for learning content. Teachers see how to harness the power of SC-CCRS and practical strategies for achieving literacy standards in the disciplines. Reading is critical to building knowledge in history/social studies, science and technical subjects. If teachers want students to learn complex content in their discipline they often have to help students become better readers and writers. Literacy strategies transfer learning across disciplines—thus enhancing their ability to become learners who make connections. Content area teachers will see how these standards complement the specific content demands of the disciplines, not replace them. At the end of this session, participants will be able to utilize modeled literacy strategies in their classrooms.

Presenter
avatar for Literacy for Learning, LLC

Literacy for Learning, LLC

Professional Development Associate, Literacy for Learning
Ethel M. Johnson Ethel Johnson has twenty-nine years of experience in education as a master teacher, administrator, and professional development provider. She is recently retired from the South Carolina Department of Education where she served as an Education Associate and Team Leader... Read More →


Friday January 15, 2016 10:20am - 11:50am
South Aiken High School (Middle School Conference Location) 232 East Pine Log Road, Aiken, SC 29803
  • School Represented Outside agency
  • Session Length 90 minutes

10:50am

Incorporating Literacy in the STEM Classroom - MVHS: Room# 208
Limited Capacity full

Teachers will learn how to incorporate literacy elements into science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). You will walk out of the session with a list of resources and ideas to use in your classroom that are free (or very little cost).

Presenter
AE

Amy Edwards

5th Grade Math/Science/Social Studies Teacher, Mossy Creek Elementary School
Amy Edwards is the Lead Teacher for Mastery Connect. She is a fifth grade teacher at Mossy Creek Elementary School. She has her Masters in Educational Technology from USCA.

Co-Presenter


Friday January 15, 2016 10:50am - 11:50am
Midland Valley High School (Elementary Conference Location) 227 Mustang Dr, Graniteville, SC 29829
  • School Represented Mossy Creek
  • Session Length 60 minutes

10:50am

Integrating Technology into Writing - MVHS: Room# 219
Limited Capacity full

We will show teachers how to engage their students in the writing process. This session will focus on using technology in all stages of the writing process including; editing, rewriting, publishing and reflecting. Different styles of writing will be explored such as forming arguments, narratives, and informative/explanatory texts. Finally, we will share resources which can be used in writing and technology integration.

Presenter
EM

Erica Millwood

I am fourth grade teacher at Redcliffe Elementary.  



Friday January 15, 2016 10:50am - 11:50am
Midland Valley High School (Elementary Conference Location) 227 Mustang Dr, Graniteville, SC 29829
  • School Represented Redcliffe Elementary
  • Session Length 60 minutes

10:50am

Connecting the Dots Between Digital Literacy and Core Curriculum - SAHS: Room# 302
Limited Capacity filling up

*“Literacy, in any form, advances a person’s ability to effectively and creatively use and communicate information.” This session will focus on the skill sets students need to develop in order to succeed in the information age, as suggested in the profile of a South Carolina graduate and the 21st century learner skills checklist. Participants will leave with a working definition of “Digital Literacy,” an overview of the SC graduate profile, hands on experience with the resources presented, and a supplemental list of ideas for incorporating “Digital Literacy” in the everyday classroom. * Barbara, Barbara R., and Suzanne L. Flannigan. "Connecting the Digital Dots: Literacy of the 21st Century." Connecting the Digital Dots: Literacy of the 21st Century. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Nov. 2015.

Presenter
avatar for Terry Hallman

Terry Hallman

Adult Education Instructor, Aiken County Public Schools
Terry Hallman is an AdultEducation instructor for the ACPSD. Terry is a 34 year veteran teacher, with 20 years in the K - 12 classroom setting. Ms. Hallman earned her M.Ed in Instructional Technology from Lesley University. Ms. Hallman has a daughter, Holli, an adopted dachshund... Read More →



Friday January 15, 2016 10:50am - 11:50am
South Aiken High School (Middle School Conference Location) 232 East Pine Log Road, Aiken, SC 29803
  • School Represented District Office
  • Session Length 60 minutes

10:50am

Fostering Digital Literacy - MVHS: Room# 402
Limited Capacity full

Our students are frequently referred to as digitally native, but their second nature for mobile devices does not mean they are digitally literate. Digital literacy is not inherent, it must be cultivated. Learn how to create in your students the ability to find, evaluate, utilize, share, and create content while fostering collaboration and prompting critical thinking with the use of technology.

Presenter
avatar for Ashlee O'Neal

Ashlee O'Neal

Ashlee O'Neal , a Curriculum Technology Specialist for Aiken County Public Schools with a Masters in Educational Technology, has over 16 years of teaching experience. Her goal is to support teachers in the successful integration of technology in the classroom.



Friday January 15, 2016 10:50am - 11:50am
Midland Valley High School (Elementary Conference Location) 227 Mustang Dr, Graniteville, SC 29829
  • School Represented District Office
  • Session Length 60 Minutes

10:50am

Using Technology to Enhance and Promote Literacy - MVHS: Room# 201
Limited Capacity full

Participants will learn how 2 classrooms are navigating the digital world to enhance literacy instruction. Free and inexpensive programs such as KidBlog, Diigo, and NewsELA will be demonstrated with student examples of work and data collection.

Presenter
avatar for Brandee Green

Brandee Green

Aiken County Public Schools
Aiken Elementary School

Co-Presenter

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Friday January 15, 2016 10:50am - 11:50am
Midland Valley High School (Elementary Conference Location) 227 Mustang Dr, Graniteville, SC 29829
  • School Represented Aiken Elementary
  • Session Length 60 minutes

1:00pm

Integrating Technology into Writing - MVHS: Room# 219
Limited Capacity filling up

We will show teachers how to engage their students in the writing process. This session will focus on using technology in all stages of the writing process including; editing, rewriting, publishing and reflecting. Different styles of writing will be explored such as forming arguments, narratives, and informative/explanatory texts. Finally, we will share resources which can be used in writing and technology integration.

Presenter
EM

Erica Millwood

I am fourth grade teacher at Redcliffe Elementary.  



Friday January 15, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Midland Valley High School (Elementary Conference Location) 227 Mustang Dr, Graniteville, SC 29829
  • School Represented Redcliffe Elementary
  • Session Length 60 minutes

1:00pm

Digital Literacy: More than Facebook and Twitter - AHS: Room# Lab B-15
Limited Capacity filling up

It is often assumed that our students are digitally literate. But, are they? A literate person can use language to read, write, listen and speak. How then can we say a digitally literate person can only "read" or "listen" digitally and not "write" or "speak" digitally? Participants will learn the hows and whys of coding, discover free online resources that introduce students to coding and practice writing code of their own .

Presenter
MC

Mark Cota

Teaching special education, elementary and middle level students, Mark Cota has been in Aiken County for 32 years . The past seven years he has worked in Curriculum Technology, helping teachers integrate technology into their classrooms.



Friday January 15, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Aiken High School (High School Conference Location) 449 Rutland Dr, Aiken, SC 29801
  • School Represented District Office
  • Session Length 60 Minutes

1:00pm

Flipping M.I.N.D.S. (Modern, Independent, New, Dynamic, Students) - MVHS: Room# 303
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will be able to take away from this presentation new ways of teaching literacy with a 21st century mindset. We will explore Schoology (Learning Management System), One Note (Virtual Student & Teacher Notebooks), Mastery Connect (Virtual formative assessments), and Padlet (virtual bulletin board for displaying student masterpieces). At the end of this session, participants will be able to use technology to help engage students throughout all areas of the Aiken County Literacy Model.

Presenter
avatar for Amanda Brewer

Amanda Brewer

5th grade ELA/S.S. Teacher, Aiken Elementary
I have a passion for teaching and developing independent, engaged, lifelong learners. I have been teaching for 11 years and I couldn't imagine doing anything else. Another passion of mine is integrating technology into my literacy-based classroom and challenge my students to grow... Read More →

Co-Presenter


Friday January 15, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Midland Valley High School (Elementary Conference Location) 227 Mustang Dr, Graniteville, SC 29829
  • School Represented Aiken Elementary
  • Session Length 90 minutes

1:00pm

Reading Amplified - AHS: Room# SM114
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore digital tools that energize readers and amplify instruction. Use Google books as a concordance for analysis, annotate Internet text with Diigo, and more from Lee Ann’s book Reading Amplified: Digital Tools that Engage Students in Words, Books and Ideas. Teachers will collaborate across platforms or devices as they connect instructional purposes, authentic activities and digital tools.

Presenter
avatar for Lee Ann Spillane

Lee Ann Spillane

Cypress Creek High School
Lee Ann Spillane gets to spend her time with some incredible teenagers and teachers. They read, write, talk, share, and create. She loves teaching. Everyday is an adventure and she has a seat up front, close to the action.    She is Nationally Board Certified and has a... Read More →



Friday January 15, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Aiken High School (High School Conference Location) 449 Rutland Dr, Aiken, SC 29801
  • School Represented Outside agency
  • Session Length 90 minutes

2:10pm

Strengthening Career Technical Literacy through the Literacy Design Collaborative - AHS: Room# SM212
Limited Capacity full

At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to use a variety of literacy strategies to instruct students in researching and writing an informational essay about a CTE topic.

Presenter
DH

Debbie Hubbard

Teresa Hayden, Health Science Instructor, and Jeff Kaney, Automotive Instructor, along with Debbie Hubbard, CATE Coordinator attended the SREB Literacy Design Collaborative Workshop. From this workshop, both Ms. Hayden and Mr. Kaney completed a Literacy Design project with CTE students... Read More →

Co-Presenter
TH

Teresa Hayden

Teresa Hayden, Health Science Instructor, and Jeff Kaney, Automotive Instructor, along with Debbie Hubbard, CATE Coordinator attended the SREB Literacy Design Collaborative Workshop. From this workshop, both Ms. Hayden and Mr. Kaney completed a Literacy Design project with CTE students... Read More →
JK

Jeff Kaney

Teresa Hayden, Health Science Instructor, and Jeff Kaney, Automotive Instructor, along with Debbie Hubbard, CATE Coordinator attended the SREB Literacy Design Collaborative Workshop. From this workshop, both Ms. Hayden and Mr. Kaney completed a Literacy Design project with CTE students... Read More →


Friday January 15, 2016 2:10pm - 3:10pm
Aiken High School (High School Conference Location) 449 Rutland Dr, Aiken, SC 29801
  • School Represented Aiken County Career & Technology Center
  • Session Length 60 Minutes

2:10pm

Assistive Technology and Emergent Literacy - SAHS: Room# 223
Limited Capacity seats available

Early childhood teachers play a vital role in supporting young children's emergent literacy development. High quality early literacy experiences are critical to future school success, yet research suggests young children with disabilities sometimes have limited access to meaningful early literacy opportunities. This extends to mild and moderate students at the pre-secondary level in our middle schools. At the end of this session, participants will be able to access models, ideas, procedures, and devices that will assist in literacy. Teachers will feel confident using existing and requested technology to interface the emergent literacy learner. Connections will be noted and accessed between Special Education/Assistive Technology efforts with Elementary educational practices. General and Special Education practices can be mutual and will be showcased.

Presenter
avatar for Jeff Harting

Jeff Harting

Assistant Principal
Mr. Harting is an administrator at the Middle Level in the ACPSD system. He has a background in business and Special Education. Mr. Harting has a Masters in Special Education and Education Specialists degree in School Leadership. The goal of leadership for Mr. Harting is to effect... Read More →



Friday January 15, 2016 2:10pm - 3:10pm
South Aiken High School (Middle School Conference Location) 232 East Pine Log Road, Aiken, SC 29803
  • School Represented District Office
  • Session Length 60 minutes

2:10pm

Digital Literacy: More than Facebook and Twitter - AHS: Room# Lab B-15
Limited Capacity seats available

It is often assumed that our students are digitally literate. But, are they? A literate person can use language to read, write, listen and speak. How then can we say a digitally literate person can only "read" or "listen" digitally and not "write" or "speak" digitally? Participants will learn the hows and whys of coding, discover free online resources that introduce students to coding and practice writing code of their own .

Presenter
MC

Mark Cota

Teaching special education, elementary and middle level students, Mark Cota has been in Aiken County for 32 years . The past seven years he has worked in Curriculum Technology, helping teachers integrate technology into their classrooms.



Friday January 15, 2016 2:10pm - 3:10pm
Aiken High School (High School Conference Location) 449 Rutland Dr, Aiken, SC 29801
  • School Represented District Office
  • Session Length 60 minutes

2:40pm

Disciplinary Literacy: Why it Matters! - SAHS: Room# 212
Limited Capacity seats available

This Disciplinary Literacy session is designed for 6-8 teachers implementing the literacy standards through their disciplines. This session will focus on the critical elements of effective literacy instruction, using literacy as a tool for learning content. Teachers see how to harness the power of SC-CCRS and practical strategies for achieving literacy standards in the disciplines. Reading is critical to building knowledge in history/social studies, science and technical subjects. If teachers want students to learn complex content in their discipline they often have to help students become better readers and writers. Literacy strategies transfer learning across disciplines—thus enhancing their ability to become learners who make connections. Content area teachers will see how these standards complement the specific content demands of the disciplines, not replace them. At the end of this session, participants will be able to utilize modeled literacy strategies in their classrooms.

Presenter
avatar for Literacy for Learning, LLC

Literacy for Learning, LLC

Professional Development Associate, Literacy for Learning
Ethel M. Johnson Ethel Johnson has twenty-nine years of experience in education as a master teacher, administrator, and professional development provider. She is recently retired from the South Carolina Department of Education where she served as an Education Associate and Team Leader... Read More →


Friday January 15, 2016 2:40pm - 4:10pm
South Aiken High School (Middle School Conference Location) 232 East Pine Log Road, Aiken, SC 29803
  • School Represented Outside Agency
  • Session Length 90 minutes

2:40pm

Flipping M.I.N.D.S. (Modern, Independent, New, Dynamic, Students) - MVHS: Room# 303
Limited Capacity full

Participants will be able to take away from this presentation new ways of teaching literacy with a 21st century mindset. We will explore Schoology (Learning Management System), One Note (Virtual Student & Teacher Notebooks), Mastery Connect (Virtual formative assessments), and Padlet (virtual bulletin board for displaying student masterpieces). At the end of this session, participants will be able to use technology to help engage students throughout all areas of the Aiken County Literacy Model.

Presenter
avatar for Amanda Brewer

Amanda Brewer

5th grade ELA/S.S. Teacher, Aiken Elementary
I have a passion for teaching and developing independent, engaged, lifelong learners. I have been teaching for 11 years and I couldn't imagine doing anything else. Another passion of mine is integrating technology into my literacy-based classroom and challenge my students to grow... Read More →

Co-Presenter


Friday January 15, 2016 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Midland Valley High School (Elementary Conference Location) 227 Mustang Dr, Graniteville, SC 29829
  • School Represented Aiken Elementary
  • Session Length 90 minutes

3:15pm

Strengthening Career Technical Literacy through the Literacy Design Collaborative - AHS: Room# SM212
Limited Capacity full

At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to use a variety of literacy strategies to instruct students in researching and writing an informational essay about a CTE topic.

Presenter
DH

Debbie Hubbard

Teresa Hayden, Health Science Instructor, and Jeff Kaney, Automotive Instructor, along with Debbie Hubbard, CATE Coordinator attended the SREB Literacy Design Collaborative Workshop. From this workshop, both Ms. Hayden and Mr. Kaney completed a Literacy Design project with CTE students... Read More →

Co-Presenter
TH

Teresa Hayden

Teresa Hayden, Health Science Instructor, and Jeff Kaney, Automotive Instructor, along with Debbie Hubbard, CATE Coordinator attended the SREB Literacy Design Collaborative Workshop. From this workshop, both Ms. Hayden and Mr. Kaney completed a Literacy Design project with CTE students... Read More →
JK

Jeff Kaney

Teresa Hayden, Health Science Instructor, and Jeff Kaney, Automotive Instructor, along with Debbie Hubbard, CATE Coordinator attended the SREB Literacy Design Collaborative Workshop. From this workshop, both Ms. Hayden and Mr. Kaney completed a Literacy Design project with CTE students... Read More →


Friday January 15, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Aiken High School (High School Conference Location) 449 Rutland Dr, Aiken, SC 29801
  • School Represented Aiken County Career & Technology Center
  • Session Length 60 Minutes

3:15pm

Digital Literacy: More than Facebook and Twitter - AHS: Lab B-15
Limited Capacity filling up

It is often assumed that our students are digitally literate. But, are they? A literate person can use language to read, write, listen and speak. How then can we say a digitally literate person can only "read" or "listen" digitally and not "write" or "speak" digitally? Participants will learn the hows and whys of coding, discover free online resources that introduce students to coding and practice writing code of their own .

Presenter
MC

Mark Cota

Teaching special education, elementary and middle level students, Mark Cota has been in Aiken County for 32 years . The past seven years he has worked in Curriculum Technology, helping teachers integrate technology into their classrooms.



Friday January 15, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Aiken High School (High School Conference Location) 449 Rutland Dr, Aiken, SC 29801
  • School Represented District Office
  • Session Length 60 Minutes