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Monday, January 4
 

8:00am MST

Opening Keynote: "Personalized Learning: The Why, How, and What"

How are you or your school making learning personal? If all kids are doing the same thing the same way at the same time a change of course is warranted. Personalized learning is not about putting all kids in front of a device at the same time on an adaptive learning tool to “collect” data. It’s about a fundamental shift from the “what” to the “who” to emphasize personal ownership of learning through relevant contexts and applications. The goal is equity for all. In this session, participants will explore blended strategies and examples on how to personalize learning with and without technology in any classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Sheninger

Eric Sheninger

Senior Thought Leader, Author, Innovator, Speaker, International Center for Leadership in Education
About EricEric is a Senior Fellow and Thought Leader with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE). Prior to this, he was the award-winning Principal at New Milford High School. Under his leadership, his school became a globally recognized model for innovative practices. Eric oversaw the successful implementation of several sustainable change initiatives that radically transformed... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am MST
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9:15am MST

Encourage Collaboration and Problem Solving with Digital Breakout Games

Help your students escape mundane lessons by creating free digital breakouts to use in your classroom. Come learn how to use Google Forms and Google Sites to create free digital breakout games that encourage collaboration, stimulate problem solving, nurture content knowledge development and have fun while doing it!

Purpose: The purpose of this session is to show educators how to create a digital breakout and how it can transform their instruction and assessments.

Objectives:
1. Participants will know how to use Google Sites as a digital way to give clues and have the digital breakout in one spot.
2. Participants will be able to create a digital breakout using a Google Form as the locks and as the clues and locks.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Desiree Alexander

Dr. Desiree Alexander

CEO, Regional Director, Educator Alexander Consulting; Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana
Dr. Desiree Alexander is an award-winning, multi-degreed educator who has been in the educational field since 2002. She is the Founder CEO of Educator Alexander Consulting, LLC and the Regional Director of North Louisiana for the Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana. She... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 9:15am - 10:15am MST

9:15am MST

Increasing Student Engagement Through Digital Rewards (Badging/Gamify)

In this session, we will discuss strategies that can be used to increase student engagement in the virtual setting. We will take a look at digital badging (similar to a sticker chart), Fun Fridays, how to get student buy-in, and ways to make lessons more interactive and engaging. There will also be time for everyone to share what has worked for them when it comes to increasing engagement virtually. 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1HCmks-4wZFnKNotVkkuStXdLBH_ppkBcgc04oLBCcZI/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Brianne Shulman

Brianne Shulman

Teacher, Alamogordo Public Schools
Brianne Shulman is a 3rd grade teacher for Alamogordo Public School’s Virtual Academy. Brianne has a combined degree from both Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the University of Texas. Her focus is in Computational Mathematics with a background in Aerospace Engineering... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Moore

Michelle Moore

Teacher, Alamogordo Public Schools
Michelle Moore is a 3rd grade teacher for Alamogordo Public School's Infinity/Base Virtual Academy. She obtained her undergraduate degree from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM and will soon have a Masters of Business Administration from New Mexico Highlands University... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 9:15am - 10:15am MST

9:15am MST

2-5 (Alamogordo Teachers Only)-Patterns of Power: Invitation to Notice

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Sheri Pentecost

Dr. Sheri Pentecost

Consultant, Pentecost Consulting
I love education and working with teachers and children. I have been a literacy consultant for 7 years. I retired from Lewisville ISD after 32 years of teaching. I stay active in the literacy field and continue to belong to many organizations. I am the past president of the North... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 9:15am - 10:15am MST

9:15am MST

6-8 ELA (Alamogordo Teachers Only)- Patterns of Power

Speakers
avatar for Gwen Steele

Gwen Steele

Counsultant


Monday January 4, 2021 9:15am - 10:15am MST

9:15am MST

K-1 (Alamogordo Teachers Only)- Guided Reading: Behaviors and Understandings to Notice, Teach, and Support

Meeting ID: 859 5715 8153

Speakers
avatar for Markesha Tisby

Markesha Tisby

Counsultant, Tisby Educational Consulting
Markesha Tisby is a lover of all literacy-related things. She started her career teaching kindergarten and first grade. She has also served as both a Response to Intervention Specialist and Master Reading Teacher. Before going into educational consulting, Markesha was a Literacy Specialist/K-4... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 9:15am - 10:15am MST

9:15am MST

The Infused Classroom - Easy Tweaks for a Powerful Blended Learning Classroom

It’s time to stop asking what we can do with devices and shift our focus on what students can do with them instead. In this session, we will look at how we can help students use the devices to own their learning and better understand themselves as learners by allowing them to more purposefully make their thinking and learning visible.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Clark

Holly Clark

Author, Speaker, Blogger, The Infused Classroom
Holly is an education thought-leader, international speaker, best selling author and an advocate for students. She is a twenty-plus year educator who has spent over 15 years teaching in a 1:1 classroom and over five years as an administrator in both public and private schools. She... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 9:15am - 10:15am MST

9:15am MST

Yes! Personalization Is Possible!

Personalized learning within a mastery framework has historically been difficult to implement.  Delivering content, monitoring student progress, and grading can quickly become overwhelming and undermine the success of a competency based approach. The Grid Method can help teachers reach personalized learning in their classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Howell

Stephanie Howell

Middle School Instructional Technology Coordinator, Pickerington, Ohio Schools
Stephanie has been working in Pickerington Schools since 2014. She is currently the Middle School Instructional Technology Coordinator for Pickerington Schools. She has also taught special education in 5th grade at Diley Middle School. She has worked previous to Pickerington as an... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 9:15am - 10:15am MST

9:15am MST

Google Sheets: The GREATEST Digital Trapper Keeper™ EVER for Students!

Learn how to use Google™ Sheets to track student data and keep it all SAFE and SOUND in a Google™ Site!  Get the presentation HERE!  bit.ly/alamogt2

Speakers
avatar for Erick Buenrostro

Erick Buenrostro

Innovative Learning Specialist, Ysleta Independent School District
Erick lives for education: As a Digital Resource & Content Specialist Erick manages district resources such as student and teacher devices, SSO applications, and many of the online resources including Google™. Holding a Masters in Cybersecurity, he mixes education with safe online... Read More →
avatar for Mesha Daniel

Mesha Daniel

Innovative Learning Specialist, Ysleta Independent School District
Mesha has been in the realm of Education for 29 years, spending the first 21 as a First Grade classroom teacher. She currently plans and implements all types of Professional Development for teachers and administrators that integrate the use of technology tools in everyday practice... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 9:15am - 10:15am MST

9:15am MST

Google Tools for Art Education-Eric Curts

Technology can allow students to create and explore art in new and exciting ways. In this session we will explore Google tools for creating art as well as learning about art. This will include Google Sheets to make Mondrian art and pixel art, Google Drawings for self-portraits and mosaics, Google's Arts and Culture site, Curator Table, Art Palette, AutoDraw, Just a Line, and more! Session agenda: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nIfCs2qGDCKiEVQkgFn3vl9igUC56RNRBMkad7dMdko/edit




Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist, Author of Control Atl Acheive, Stark Portage Area Computer Consortium
Eric Curts is a veteran educator who started his career as a math teacher in Ohio. After teaching middle school math for seven years, Curts became a technology integration specialist in North Canton Schools where he supported teachers in integrating technology into teaching and learning... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 9:15am - 10:15am MST

9:15am MST

Leading in Times of Uncertainty (breakout) For Campus & District Leaders

The world has radically changed in unprecedented ways.  Educational leaders are now tasked with navigating uncharted waters that continually fluctuate as a result of COVID-19 and the Fourth Industrial Revolution.  Even with all of these challenges’ opportunities have arisen to take education in a different direction to create a new normal that better meets the needs of learners and teachers alike.  The time is now for leaders to be nimble and lead innovative change in ways that empower people to embrace new pathways. Eric will dissect the competencies and practices that leaders need to model in order to usher in a reimagined educational experience regardless of the challenges faced.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Sheninger

Eric Sheninger

Senior Thought Leader, Author, Innovator, Speaker, International Center for Leadership in Education
About EricEric is a Senior Fellow and Thought Leader with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE). Prior to this, he was the award-winning Principal at New Milford High School. Under his leadership, his school became a globally recognized model for innovative practices. Eric oversaw the successful implementation of several sustainable change initiatives that radically transformed... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 9:15am - 10:15am MST

9:15am MST

Ed Tech Ideas- Incorporating Digital Citizenship & SEL

Learn quick tips and tricks for the 6 main topics of Common Sense Media as well as CASEL SEL tools and strategies. We will cover each area with fun interactive responses and some instructional strategies that include virtual conferencing games and using Pear Deck interactive tools.

Here is a live copy of the Digital Citizenship Presentation so you have access to all the links.  

Digital Citizenship Presentation 



Speakers
avatar for Christina Nunez

Christina Nunez

Technology Resource Teacher, Albuquerque Public Schools
Christina Nunez has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and a Master's Degree in Elementary Education. She has worked at Albuquerque Public Schools for 15 years as a teacher and as well as serving in various leadership roles throughout that time. She is currently a member... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 9:15am - 10:15am MST

9:15am MST

Welcome 2021! GRASPing Your Year!

It is a new year and after 2020 we all are excited! It is a great time to reflect, reorganize and reenergize yourself! From journaling, time tracking, vision boarding and goal setting to ways to stay motivated all year long, this engaging session is for YOU! Leave with tools that empower you to GRASP all 2021 has to offer!  You can also use these tools to help students socio emotionally as we all become stronger using lessons learned from the past year to propel us to a bright future!

Link to published Google Slide deck https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vRht45dRTlE-SIwUy5_ggVbY5MLOo-ZuPYaKYoJoO3wGoagohFQQzS7l7hpXcUuu4IX9cUXkFLefLhB/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Toni Hull

Dr. Toni Hull

Executive Director of Curriculum & Instructional Innovation, Hatch Valley Public Schools
Check out these links to learn more about me:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-33-dr-toni-hull/id1231079002?i=1000424065700https://education-reimagined.org/conversation-toni-hull/


Monday January 4, 2021 9:15am - 10:15am MST

10:15am MST

Virtual Prize Hall (Join us during each break for a chance to win prizes!)
Click here to join us! ​​​
Are you playing the ALAMOEI2021 Challenge?

Join us in the virtual prize hall between each session to see if you won!
There will also be some live challenges that you must be present to play and win!

 

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Whitney Anderson

Dr. Whitney Anderson

Coordinator of Innovation and Instructional Technology, @WA247365learn
Whitney has been in the field of teaching for 9 years with experiences ranging from teaching Kindergarten and 4th grade to serving as a K- 8 school media specialist/8th grade research elective teacher. Whitney has also served as an instructional specialist for elementary teachers... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 10:15am - 10:25am MST

10:30am MST

Cold Martians Looking for Hot Chile!

We have just been visited by martians who ate hot green chile cheeseburgers at Sparky's in Hatch. They are now demanding that we provide them with this fantastic green plant. 6,7, and 8th grade scientists are needed to collaborate to find a way to help Martians grow their own HOT chile on their cold planet. 6th grade scientists will need to calculate planet rotations to determine the best time to launch a mission. They will design and build a rover to deliver the seed. 7th grade scientists will be studying genetics and developing the hottest variety for seed, and designing a lightweight greenhouse that will grow chile on Mars. 8th grade scientists will be studying soil and water qualities and learning how to test each for quality assurance. They will create a perfect medium to grow chile and a light weight container to ship it to Mars. Join us to look at and learn about these Mission to Mars plans.

Speakers
avatar for Kim O'Byrne

Kim O'Byrne

Middle School Teacher, Hatch Valley Public Schools
Kim is a Golden Apple Fellow and National Agriscience Ambassador and Teacher of the Year. She earned her BS and Masters Degrees from NMSU in Agriculture and Extension Education.After 20+ years in education she is also an R&R. Retired and Returned. She teaches 7th grade science and... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Franzoy

Lauren Franzoy

Middle School Teacher, Hatch Valley Public Schools
Lauren Franzoy is in her first full year of teaching at Hatch Valley Middle School. She has a BS degree in Agriculture and a minor in Agricultural Biology and Pest Management. She will obtain her Masters degree in Secondary education from WNMU in 2022. She teaches 8th Grade science... Read More →
avatar for Gilbert Orosco

Gilbert Orosco

Middle School Teacher, Hatch Valley Public Schools
Gilbert Orosco recieved his BS degree in Agriculture and is currently working on his Masters degree in Education from NMSU. He has been teaching science at Hatch Valley Middle School for 3 years. His focus in the classroom is to provide hands-on labs for students to master the content... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am MST

10:30am MST

Encourage Collaboration and Problem Solving with Digital Breakout Games

Help your students escape mundane lessons by creating free digital breakouts to use in your classroom. Come learn how to use Google Forms and Google Sites to create free digital breakout games that encourage collaboration, stimulate problem solving, nurture content knowledge development and have fun while doing it!

Purpose: The purpose of this session is to show educators how to create a digital breakout and how it can transform their instruction and assessments.

Objectives:
1. Participants will know how to use Google Sites as a digital way to give clues and have the digital breakout in one spot.
2. Participants will be able to create a digital breakout using a Google Form as the locks and as the clues and locks.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Desiree Alexander

Dr. Desiree Alexander

CEO, Regional Director, Educator Alexander Consulting; Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana
Dr. Desiree Alexander is an award-winning, multi-degreed educator who has been in the educational field since 2002. She is the Founder CEO of Educator Alexander Consulting, LLC and the Regional Director of North Louisiana for the Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana. She... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am MST

10:30am MST

Roadmap to Accessibility: Designing Instruction for All Learners in an Online or hybrid environment.

This session will share best practices in creating accessible educational material for learners in an online environment. The session will share free tools to support learners (and teachers) in online learning.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Ehlers McCuller

Lisa Ehlers McCuller

Special Education Teacher, Las Cruces Public Schools
Lisa is currently a special education educator at an early college high school in New Mexico. Prior to that, she was an assistive technology specialist for 11 years. Her practice focuses on designing learning environments based on Universal Design for Learning (UDL). She is one of... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am MST

10:30am MST

2-5 (Alamogordo Teachers Only)-Patterns of Power: Invitation to Notice

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Sheri Pentecost

Dr. Sheri Pentecost

Consultant, Pentecost Consulting
I love education and working with teachers and children. I have been a literacy consultant for 7 years. I retired from Lewisville ISD after 32 years of teaching. I stay active in the literacy field and continue to belong to many organizations. I am the past president of the North... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am MST

10:30am MST

6-8 ELA (Alamogordo Teachers Only)- Patterns of Power

Speakers
avatar for Gwen Steele

Gwen Steele

Counsultant


Monday January 4, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am MST

10:30am MST

K-1 (Alamogordo Teachers Only)- Guided Reading: Behaviors and Understandings to Notice, Teach, and Support

Meeting ID: 859 5715 8153

Speakers
avatar for Markesha Tisby

Markesha Tisby

Counsultant, Tisby Educational Consulting
Markesha Tisby is a lover of all literacy-related things. She started her career teaching kindergarten and first grade. She has also served as both a Response to Intervention Specialist and Master Reading Teacher. Before going into educational consulting, Markesha was a Literacy Specialist/K-4... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am MST

10:30am MST

Am I Doing This Right? Best Practices in the Blended & Online Learning Environment

What shifts need to be made when transitioning from face-to-face teaching practices to online learning? In this session we will explore research-based best practices with regard to community building, communication, and instructional design for supporting successful blended and online learning environments.

Presentation Link: https://app.peardeck.com/student/ttlwhedqi  (Pear Deck in Student-Paced Mode)

Speakers
avatar for Kris Armijo

Kris Armijo

Education Technology Coordinator, Moriarty-Edgewood School District
Prior to entering the field of education, Kris came from a background in multimedia design where her love for technology and nerdy personality were born. These traits have been sprinkled throughout her years in this field, and her current position as the Education Technology Coordinator... Read More →
avatar for Karen Demarest

Karen Demarest

Ed Tech Specialist, Moriarty-Edgewood School District
Karen’s passion for student learning, student engagement, and technology integration to support all students began many years ago when she dreamed of programming computers for educational purposes. Technology has changed, careers have changed, but that passion still exists for Karen... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am MST

10:30am MST

Understanding Student-Facing Blended Learning with HyperDocs

Spend an afternoon in a deep dive with blended learning that is student facing with this fun and hands-on session. We will look at what a Hyperdoc is and is not. We will learn how we can get started with these impressive student-facing lessons in the classroom. Leave with a solid background and their resources to get started making your own!

Speakers
avatar for Holly Clark

Holly Clark

Author, Speaker, Blogger, The Infused Classroom
Holly is an education thought-leader, international speaker, best selling author and an advocate for students. She is a twenty-plus year educator who has spent over 15 years teaching in a 1:1 classroom and over five years as an administrator in both public and private schools. She... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am MST

10:30am MST

Going Deeper with Google Classroom-Eric Curts

So you have a basic comfort level with Google Classroom but wonder what other features and options there are to make your class even better? In this session we dig into topics you may not have fully explored yet including Using Topics ,Differentiation, Rubrics, Originality Reports, Comment Banks, To-do List, Notifications, Classroom Mobile app, Exporting Grades, Guardian Summaries, End-of-year Cleanup, Copying a Class, and more! Session agenda: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zk_d7AuvLyKf84DOVPBoumad0TQUxg6dYI4S5gs6wOc/edit

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist, Author of Control Atl Acheive, Stark Portage Area Computer Consortium
Eric Curts is a veteran educator who started his career as a math teacher in Ohio. After teaching middle school math for seven years, Curts became a technology integration specialist in North Canton Schools where he supported teachers in integrating technology into teaching and learning... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am MST

10:30am MST

Let Google™ Do the Work! Create online assessments and let Google™ provide INSTANT FEEDBACK and GRADES!!

Learn how to create a custom Google™ Form that can give students instant feedback on correct or incorrect answers as well as automatically grade it! Get the presentation HERE! bit.ly/alamogt1

Speakers
avatar for Mesha Daniel

Mesha Daniel

Innovative Learning Specialist, Ysleta Independent School District
Mesha has been in the realm of Education for 29 years, spending the first 21 as a First Grade classroom teacher. She currently plans and implements all types of Professional Development for teachers and administrators that integrate the use of technology tools in everyday practice... Read More →
avatar for Erick Buenrostro

Erick Buenrostro

Innovative Learning Specialist, Ysleta Independent School District
Erick lives for education: As a Digital Resource & Content Specialist Erick manages district resources such as student and teacher devices, SSO applications, and many of the online resources including Google™. Holding a Masters in Cybersecurity, he mixes education with safe online... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am MST

10:30am MST

Creativity & Coding in any subject, an integrated approach

In this session we'll start with an overview of free and low cost resources to start Computer Science with your K-8 students.  Then we'll get you making a project using Scratch that can be a prototype for how you'll be able to integrate coding into your existing curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Paige Prescott

Paige Prescott

Executive Director, Computer Science Alliance
Paige has been involved in CS education for more than fifteen years, first with Project GUTS and now as Executive Director of the newly formed Computer Science Alliance. She works to strengthen the community of people involved CS education and facilitates a variety of CS workshops... Read More →
MC

Melany Cordova

Computer Science Alliance Facilitator, Computer Science Alliance
Melany Cordova is a facilitator for CS Alliance focusing on computer science resources for K-8 and running HS code-a-thon events. She learned to teach coding to students and teachers through Northern New Mexico College’s STEM Mentor Collective. She’s an avid coder and loves exploring... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am MST

10:30am MST

Hands-on Science and Distance Learning

Science should be about investigation and experimentation - and should be accessible to all students. This session will include lots of ideas to engage students - in the classroom and at home. Ideas include Do It Yourself (DIY) projects, free uses of technology, outside projects, kitchen science, and educational purchases.
(Slideshow is available here - https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1XbrrQLWmeKKiNcAS6qBXMRaiaJfSnsnseg0F3-0QMVk/edit#slide=id.g8910c258c5_0_195 and resources are available here - https://padlet.com/willcottjulie/HandsOn).

Speakers
avatar for Julie Willcott

Julie Willcott

Education Products Manager, zSpace
Julie Willcott taught high school science - mainly chemistry and physics - in Maine for 20 plus years. She now develops educational content for zSpace and other companies. Julie focuses on the integration of hands-on learning for all ages and the incorporation of appropriate, engaging... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am MST

11:30am MST

Bite-Sized PD (15 min sessions)

Grab your lunch, jump on Meet and join Dr. Hull for a few quick tips, strategies, ideas, etc. 15 minute mini sessions. Drop in anytime iduring the lunchtime hour. 

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Toni Hull

Dr. Toni Hull

Executive Director of Curriculum & Instructional Innovation, Hatch Valley Public Schools
Check out these links to learn more about me:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-33-dr-toni-hull/id1231079002?i=1000424065700https://education-reimagined.org/conversation-toni-hull/


Monday January 4, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm MST

12:30pm MST

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

In this one hour session you will learn a definition for UDL and how to support students in fully accessing the curriculum in a digital/hybrid learning environment. 

Speakers
avatar for Mary Reeve

Mary Reeve

Educational Consultant, CES
"Mary Ruth Reeve, M.Ed.Ms. Reeve has over 4 decades of experience in education and children’s services. Her educational experiences include being a teacher of instrumental music at all levels, early childhood, elementary school, and middle school. She holds multiple certificates... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm MST

12:30pm MST

2-5 (Alamogordo Teachers Only)-Patterns of Power: Invitation to Notice

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Sheri Pentecost

Dr. Sheri Pentecost

Consultant, Pentecost Consulting
I love education and working with teachers and children. I have been a literacy consultant for 7 years. I retired from Lewisville ISD after 32 years of teaching. I stay active in the literacy field and continue to belong to many organizations. I am the past president of the North... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm MST

12:30pm MST

12:30pm MST

6-8 Math (Alamogordo Teachers Only) - Engaging Math Strategies

NOTE: This session will be repeated from 1:40-2:40.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Texas

Leslie Texas

Counsultant, Texas Consulting
Leslie A. Texas has over twenty years of experience working with K-12 teachers and schools across the country to enhance rigorous and relevant instruction. She believes that improving student outcomes depends on comprehensive approaches to teaching and learning. She taught middle... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm MST

12:30pm MST

K-1 (Alamogordo Teachers Only)- Guided Reading: Behaviors and Understandings to Notice, Teach, and Support

Meeting ID: 859 5715 8153

Speakers
avatar for Markesha Tisby

Markesha Tisby

Counsultant, Tisby Educational Consulting
Markesha Tisby is a lover of all literacy-related things. She started her career teaching kindergarten and first grade. She has also served as both a Response to Intervention Specialist and Master Reading Teacher. Before going into educational consulting, Markesha was a Literacy Specialist/K-4... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm MST

12:30pm MST

Using AR/VR (Augmented & Virtual Reality to Engage Your Learners!

Come explore how Augmented and Virtual reality can add to your lessons.  Extend your learning outside the classroom or home walls with using Augmented and Virtual reality. Engage students with the "magic" of AR & VR!

Speakers
avatar for Deb Atchison

Deb Atchison

CEO, EdTech Consultant, Deb Atchsion Consulting, LLC
Deb Atchison is an enthusiastic trainer that travels the globe sharing with teachers and students on all things EdTech. She has worked as an international trainer in countries such as Tanzania, Kenya, Ukraine, Croatia, Turkey, and Austria to name a few. Deb has worked in education... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm MST

12:30pm MST

zSpace Appy-Hour: Teaching with 3D Models

Strategies will be shared for how students can utilize digital models to demonstrate understanding and how teachers can use 3D models to introduce, engage, explore, and review content.(Specific to APS teachers: Keep in mind that in order to put this learning into action, your school district will need Zspace machines.)

Here is a link to today's session: Zoom https://zoom.us/j/91741336562

Speakers
avatar for Dee Dickson

Dee Dickson

Customer Success Manager, zSpace
Dee Dickson, M.EDSr. zSpace Customer Success ManagerzSpace, Inc. EdTech is Dee’s thing! As an educator with 20+ years of teaching and corporate training experience, she has a deep understanding of the technological demands that are required of today's instructors. Over the years... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm MST

12:30pm MST

"D.I.Why?": creating self-paced tutorials

Showing a student the step by step process for any digital tool in a virtual space can be frustrating. You can do it by sharing your screen or you can do it by recording a video, but for some students that is too confusing. Self-paced tutorials to the rescue! With tools like iorad, Thinglink, and gifs created by your favorite screen recording apps, you can create student controlled accessible tutorials for your students that they can use again and again.

Speakers
avatar for Frederick Ballew

Frederick Ballew

Music Specialist, ISD #271 Bloomington Public Schools
Frederick is an ISTE Certified Educator, Leading Edge Certified Professional Learning Leader, Google for Education Certified Innovator (#NYC19 cohort), Trainer, Coach, and the founder and leader of GEG Minnesota Metro Area, a GEG Mentor for US - Midwest, a Microsoft Innovative Educator... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm MST

12:30pm MST

Reimagine Digital Assessments

As we move more purposefully from analog to digital learning environments, we need to rethink what our assessments can and should look like and unpack the information they provide. In this session, we will look at five ways you can gather much rich information about student learning and growth.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Clark

Holly Clark

Author, Speaker, Blogger, The Infused Classroom
Holly is an education thought-leader, international speaker, best selling author and an advocate for students. She is a twenty-plus year educator who has spent over 15 years teaching in a 1:1 classroom and over five years as an administrator in both public and private schools. She... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm MST

12:30pm MST

Fast Hacks: Using Google for Productivity

We all have a ton of work and not that much time. This is the session for all educators to combine their knowledge of Google products to help organize and manage workflow.  All educators can benefit from learning best practices (and tips and tricks) that can help when increasing productivity. This fast-paced session will have educators using these tools before they leave the session. Previous knowledge of Google Chrome and Drive will be helpful when attending this session. 
 

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Desiree Alexander

Dr. Desiree Alexander

CEO, Regional Director, Educator Alexander Consulting; Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana
Dr. Desiree Alexander is an award-winning, multi-degreed educator who has been in the educational field since 2002. She is the Founder CEO of Educator Alexander Consulting, LLC and the Regional Director of North Louisiana for the Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana. She... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm MST

12:30pm MST

Getting Interactive with Google Slides

Escape rooms, apps, hyperdocs, and bitmojis, oh my! Want to make interactive activities that will engage your students? Look no further than Google Slides. With a variety of versatile functions, Google Slides can be whatever you want it to be! In this session, we will learn how to use the tools within Slides to create apps, escape rooms, bitmoji classrooms and libraries, and hyperdocs.

Resources:

Click here to view the session presention.
Click here to view the resource guide.


Speakers
avatar for Kaitlyn McCoy

Kaitlyn McCoy

Library Media Specialist, Alamogordo High School
Kaitlyn McCoy is a library media specialist at Alamogordo High School. As a Google for Education Certified Trainer, she speaks often about the possibilities that technology opens up for both educators and students. She works with teachers to integrate technology into their classrooms... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm MST

12:30pm MST

Google Tools for Music Education

Music is a powerful tool for student learning and expression, and technology can provide many ways to enrich and extend this experience. In this session we explore Googley tools for you and your students to create music as well as learn about music. Tools covered will include Chrome Music Lab, Groove Pizza, Mix Lab, AI Duet, Inside Music, Soundtrap, Flat, Screencastify, and more! Agenda link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QpyDvHFE09lLTWI11jTMjVmzqyEFjnFOy1IoieF5V9Y/edit

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist, Author of Control Atl Acheive, Stark Portage Area Computer Consortium
Eric Curts is a veteran educator who started his career as a math teacher in Ohio. After teaching middle school math for seven years, Curts became a technology integration specialist in North Canton Schools where he supported teachers in integrating technology into teaching and learning... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm MST

12:30pm MST

The Awesomeness of Google™ Docs

Google™ Docs is SO much more than just a word processor!  Learn about the MANY other hidden tools this great application has to offer for teachers and their students!  Get the presentation HERE!  bit.ly/alamogt3

Speakers
avatar for Erick Buenrostro

Erick Buenrostro

Innovative Learning Specialist, Ysleta Independent School District
Erick lives for education: As a Digital Resource & Content Specialist Erick manages district resources such as student and teacher devices, SSO applications, and many of the online resources including Google™. Holding a Masters in Cybersecurity, he mixes education with safe online... Read More →
avatar for Mesha Daniel

Mesha Daniel

Innovative Learning Specialist, Ysleta Independent School District
Mesha has been in the realm of Education for 29 years, spending the first 21 as a First Grade classroom teacher. She currently plans and implements all types of Professional Development for teachers and administrators that integrate the use of technology tools in everyday practice... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm MST

12:30pm MST

Not "Find Someone Who" Again! Building Community in the Blended & Online Learning Environment

Establishing a positive classroom culture and community is important no matter the learning environment, but it is even more critical to their success for students to feel connected in blended and online learning environments. In this session, we will explore tools and strategies for fostering and supporting meaningful connections between all classroom community members.

Presentation Link: https://app.peardeck.com/student/teupjxcss (Pear Deck in Student-Paced Mode)

Speakers
avatar for Kris Armijo

Kris Armijo

Education Technology Coordinator, Moriarty-Edgewood School District
Prior to entering the field of education, Kris came from a background in multimedia design where her love for technology and nerdy personality were born. These traits have been sprinkled throughout her years in this field, and her current position as the Education Technology Coordinator... Read More →
avatar for Karen Demarest

Karen Demarest

Ed Tech Specialist, Moriarty-Edgewood School District
Karen’s passion for student learning, student engagement, and technology integration to support all students began many years ago when she dreamed of programming computers for educational purposes. Technology has changed, careers have changed, but that passion still exists for Karen... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm MST

12:30pm MST

It's Not Rocket Science. Let's Start Tinkering!

Participants will have the opportunity to explore the world of Tinkering. A hands-on learning approach will be taking place, so please be ready to participate and have fun! Join this session if you want to offer engaging STEM learning opportunities to you students. Participants will leave this session with methods and resources that can be implemented easily and quickly into a virtual classroom setting. After all, it’s not rocket science!  

Speakers
avatar for Manuela Klaassen

Manuela Klaassen

CTE Coordinator, Alamogordo Public Schools
Mrs. Klaassen was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. Her journey as a New Mexico educator started in the fall of 2008 when she decided to work for Alamogordo Public Schools. She worked at Sacramento and Sierra Elementary Schools from 2008 to 2012. For the last 8 years, she was employed... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm MST

1:30pm MST

Virtual Prize Hall (Join us during each break for a chance to win prizes!)
Click here to join us! 
Are you playing the ALAMOEI2021 Challenge?

Join us in the virtual prize hall between each session to see if you won!
There will also be some live challenges that you must be present to play and win!

 

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Whitney Anderson

Dr. Whitney Anderson

Coordinator of Innovation and Instructional Technology, @WA247365learn
Whitney has been in the field of teaching for 9 years with experiences ranging from teaching Kindergarten and 4th grade to serving as a K- 8 school media specialist/8th grade research elective teacher. Whitney has also served as an instructional specialist for elementary teachers... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 1:30pm - 1:40pm MST

1:40pm MST

My Planet, My Community: An Example of Project-Based Service Learning for Remote Teaching



Description:
This session will provide an overview of a virtual project-based service learning project. The project involves students engaging in service via the Zooniverse website, which is an easy-to-use platform for global research in which anyone can participate. The website features a wide variety of research projects that connect to a range of subject areas, and new projects are initiated frequently as others are closed out. Students in all grade levels can interact with the website to make real contributions to research from around the planet, in some cases the participants don’t even need to know how to read; as long as they can identify objects in a picture, they can contribute. The My Planet, My Community project connects to Common Core standards in language arts as well as the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards for students. The materials are designed for high school students, but all rubrics can be adapted easily for younger students. Virtual documents and materials related to the project will be distributed for all conference attendees. This project can be conducted virtually or in-person.

Link to the slides: https://bit.ly/MPMC2021

Speakers
avatar for Zachary Ramsey

Zachary Ramsey

TA, Doctoral Candidate, UNM
 Zack Ramsey is a graduate teaching assistant at the University of New Mexico where he is also a full-time doctoral student in the Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education program. He taught high school English for eight years and has National Board certification. He has presented... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 1:40pm - 2:40pm MST

1:40pm MST

Roadmap to Accessibility: Designing Instruction for All Learners in an Online or hybrid environment.

This session will share best practices in creating accessible educational material for learners in an online environment. The session will share free tools to support learners (and teachers) in online learning. 

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Ehlers McCuller

Lisa Ehlers McCuller

Special Education Teacher, Las Cruces Public Schools
Lisa is currently a special education educator at an early college high school in New Mexico. Prior to that, she was an assistive technology specialist for 11 years. Her practice focuses on designing learning environments based on Universal Design for Learning (UDL). She is one of... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 1:40pm - 2:40pm MST

1:40pm MST

Universal Design for Learning Accessibility Smackdown

Learn about what Universal Design for learning is and how to use thee built in tools in order to make curriculum accessible for all students. I will share how to use tools built in to Google as well as some great extensions and so much more.  

Speakers
avatar for Janea Menicucci

Janea Menicucci

Executive Director of Informational Technology, Explore Academy
Janea Menicucci, MA: has been a master educator for 20 years. She works for Explore Academy as the Director of Informational/ Educational Technology. She helps teachers and schools integrate technology in their classrooms.  She is an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 1:40pm - 2:40pm MST

1:40pm MST

Wired Differently- A Session on Working with Exceptional Students

This session will present a variety of strategies and best practices for reaching and teaching students with emotional and behavioral conditions – including Asperger’s and other autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Victoria Griffin

Victoria Griffin

Teacher, Las Cruces Schools
Victoria is a National Board Certified Teacher who has been in the field of education for 21 years. During her career she has taught  English and History in a combination of self contained, inclusion, and general education. She is delighted to be here and hopes that her session brings... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 1:40pm - 2:40pm MST

1:40pm MST

2-5 (Alamogordo Teachers Only)-Patterns of Power: Invitation to Notice

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Sheri Pentecost

Dr. Sheri Pentecost

Consultant, Pentecost Consulting
I love education and working with teachers and children. I have been a literacy consultant for 7 years. I retired from Lewisville ISD after 32 years of teaching. I stay active in the literacy field and continue to belong to many organizations. I am the past president of the North... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 1:40pm - 2:40pm MST

1:40pm MST

1:40pm MST

6-8 Math (Alamogordo Teachers Only) - Engaging Math Strategies

NOTE: This session will be a repeat from the previous session.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Texas

Leslie Texas

Counsultant, Texas Consulting
Leslie A. Texas has over twenty years of experience working with K-12 teachers and schools across the country to enhance rigorous and relevant instruction. She believes that improving student outcomes depends on comprehensive approaches to teaching and learning. She taught middle... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 1:40pm - 2:40pm MST

1:40pm MST

K-1 (Alamogordo Teachers Only)- Guided Reading: Behaviors and Understandings to Notice, Teach, and Support

Meeting ID: 859 5715 8153

Speakers
avatar for Markesha Tisby

Markesha Tisby

Counsultant, Tisby Educational Consulting
Markesha Tisby is a lover of all literacy-related things. She started her career teaching kindergarten and first grade. She has also served as both a Response to Intervention Specialist and Master Reading Teacher. Before going into educational consulting, Markesha was a Literacy Specialist/K-4... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 1:40pm - 2:40pm MST

1:40pm MST

Using AR/VR (Augmented & Virtual Reality to Engage Your Learners!

Come explore how Augmented and Virtual reality can add to your lessons.  Extend your learning outside the classroom or home walls with using Augmented and Virtual reality. Engage students with the "magic" of AR & VR!

Speakers
avatar for Deb Atchison

Deb Atchison

CEO, EdTech Consultant, Deb Atchsion Consulting, LLC
Deb Atchison is an enthusiastic trainer that travels the globe sharing with teachers and students on all things EdTech. She has worked as an international trainer in countries such as Tanzania, Kenya, Ukraine, Croatia, Turkey, and Austria to name a few. Deb has worked in education... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 1:40pm - 2:40pm MST

1:40pm MST

zSpace Appy-Hour- Design Thinking

In this session, participants will discover innovative ways to utilize zSpace supporting the design thinking process. Learn how sculpting 3D models from scratch can be used to support the power of storytelling engaging students in meaningful learning experience. (Specific to APS teachers: Keep in mind that in order to put this learning into action, your school district will need Zspace machines.)

Here is a link to today's session: Zoom https://zoom.us/j/91741336562

Speakers
avatar for Dee Dickson

Dee Dickson

Customer Success Manager, zSpace
Dee Dickson, M.EDSr. zSpace Customer Success ManagerzSpace, Inc. EdTech is Dee’s thing! As an educator with 20+ years of teaching and corporate training experience, she has a deep understanding of the technological demands that are required of today's instructors. Over the years... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 1:40pm - 2:40pm MST

1:40pm MST

Before You Turn It In - Self-Editing Tools for Google Docs

Google Docs offers many tools and options to help students become better writers. In this session we will explore helpful self-editing tools including text-to-speech tools, grammar and style checking add-ons, thesaurus tools, plagiarism check, and more. Session agenda: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sKQSRP2O-2J-PDg4COhIh9l1mlloJ-o_9roXARUGQsk/edit

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist, Author of Control Atl Acheive, Stark Portage Area Computer Consortium
Eric Curts is a veteran educator who started his career as a math teacher in Ohio. After teaching middle school math for seven years, Curts became a technology integration specialist in North Canton Schools where he supported teachers in integrating technology into teaching and learning... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 1:40pm - 2:40pm MST

1:40pm MST

Fast Hacks: Using Google for Productivity

We all have a ton of work and not that much time. This is the session for all educators to combine their knowledge of Google products to help organize and manage workflow.  All educators can benefit from learning best practices (and tips and tricks) that can help when increasing productivity. This fast-paced session will have educators using these tools before they leave the session. Previous knowledge of Google Chrome and Drive will be helpful when attending this session. 
 

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Desiree Alexander

Dr. Desiree Alexander

CEO, Regional Director, Educator Alexander Consulting; Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana
Dr. Desiree Alexander is an award-winning, multi-degreed educator who has been in the educational field since 2002. She is the Founder CEO of Educator Alexander Consulting, LLC and the Regional Director of North Louisiana for the Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana. She... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 1:40pm - 2:40pm MST

1:40pm MST

Getting Interactive with Google Slides

Escape rooms, apps, hyperdocs, and bitmojis, oh my! Want to make interactive activities that will engage your students? Look no further than Google Slides. With a variety of versatile functions, Google Slides can be whatever you want it to be! In this session, we will learn how to use the tools within Slides to create apps, escape rooms, bitmoji classrooms and libraries, and hyperdocs.

Resources:

Click here to view the session presention.
Click here to view the resource guide. 

Speakers
avatar for Kaitlyn McCoy

Kaitlyn McCoy

Library Media Specialist, Alamogordo High School
Kaitlyn McCoy is a library media specialist at Alamogordo High School. As a Google for Education Certified Trainer, she speaks often about the possibilities that technology opens up for both educators and students. She works with teachers to integrate technology into their classrooms... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 1:40pm - 2:40pm MST

1:40pm MST

Jammin with Jamboard

Jamboard is taking teachers using Google Classroom and Meet by storm. It's collaborative, creative and  much different than Google Slides. Come learn how to use Jamboard , take part in an actual Jamboard Jam and leave with over 30 templates you can adapt for your own classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Clark

Holly Clark

Author, Speaker, Blogger, The Infused Classroom
Holly is an education thought-leader, international speaker, best selling author and an advocate for students. She is a twenty-plus year educator who has spent over 15 years teaching in a 1:1 classroom and over five years as an administrator in both public and private schools. She... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 1:40pm - 2:40pm MST

1:40pm MST

Hands-on STEM lessons for Elementary Educators

We will be doing hands on STEM lesson(s) that are easily implemented into fun classroom lessons and I will provide you will all supplies needed. I also plan to share a glimpes of all the new educational resources I have added to my lending library that can be checked out and used in your classrooms. 

Speakers
avatar for Heather Kangas

Heather Kangas

STEM Outreach Coordinator, Holloman AFB
Heather Kangas is a mother of 5 children and a proud USAF spouse. She discovered her love of teaching as a parent volunteer. That love pushed her to pursue education as a career. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s Degree in Educational Learning... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 1:40pm - 2:40pm MST

2:40pm MST

Virtual Prize Hall (Join us during each break for a chance to win prizes!)
Click here to join us! 
Are you playing the ALAMOEI2021 Challenge?

Join us in the virtual prize hall between each session to see if you won!
There will also be some live challenges that you must be present to play and win!

 

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Whitney Anderson

Dr. Whitney Anderson

Coordinator of Innovation and Instructional Technology, @WA247365learn
Whitney has been in the field of teaching for 9 years with experiences ranging from teaching Kindergarten and 4th grade to serving as a K- 8 school media specialist/8th grade research elective teacher. Whitney has also served as an instructional specialist for elementary teachers... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 2:40pm - 2:55pm MST

3:00pm MST

Keynote: Impact the Narrative (all attend)

Every interaction matters because every interaction could be the one they talk about for the rest of their lives. School perception is often based on the narrative of those who attended schools years ago. If we are INTENTIONAL about walking into every conversation knowing it could be the one they talk about for years to come, we OPEN DOORS for that outside to see us for who we are and BUILD MOMENTUM by creating a culture where every story matters we have a tremendous opportunity to impact the narrative of our students, teachers, and community. 

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Joe Sanfelippo

Dr. Joe Sanfelippo

Superintendent, Innovator, Speaker, Author, Fall Creek School District
Meet Joe...Dr. Joe Sanfelippo is the Superintendent of the Fall Creek School District in Fall Creek, WI. The Fall Creek School District was named an Innovative District in 2016 and 2017 by the International Center for Leadership in Education. Joe holds a BA in Elementary and Early... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 3:00pm - 3:45pm MST
Go to Webinar

4:00pm MST

Totally Optional After Conference Connection Room! Come say hi/bye if you want. We would love to see you!
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Whitney Anderson

Dr. Whitney Anderson

Coordinator of Innovation and Instructional Technology, @WA247365learn
Whitney has been in the field of teaching for 9 years with experiences ranging from teaching Kindergarten and 4th grade to serving as a K- 8 school media specialist/8th grade research elective teacher. Whitney has also served as an instructional specialist for elementary teachers... Read More →


Monday January 4, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm MST
 
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