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VBCPS Digital Learning Summer Summit, June 2021
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Welcome to the Greatest Summit on Earth!

#VBDLSS is a free, live, concurrent conference for VBCPS educators by the educators of Virginia Beach City Public Schools.   

Due to social distancing guidelines and procedures, most sessions are available in both face-to-face (red) and live-streamed (orange) environments. Please note that there are some sessions that are ONLY offered in a virtual format (green). Face-to-face spots are limited and will fill up quickly. However, if your desired face-to-face spot is unavailable you can always choose the live stream option.

The flexibility of this conference allows you to attend in a multitude of ways. You can choose strictly face-to-face at Salem HS, live-streamed/virtual from the comfort of your home, or a mix! There will be learning lounges located at Salem HS for you to utilize throughout the day for attendees wanting to do both face-to-face and virtual options. 

To Register:  ADD one session per time block to your schedule.  This will reserve your spot in that time block.  You must use SCHED to register for your desired sessions for this conference.  All links to access live-streamed and virtual versions of the session will be available in SCHED under the session information section. 

Please note that all attendees MUST complete an exit ticket for EACH session in order to receive points.  All exit tickets MUST be completed by 5:00 PM on 6/22/2021.

This event is sponsored by the Instructional Technology division of the VBCPS Department of Teaching & Learning.  The Digital Learning Summer Summit Advisory Committee plans and conducts this conference.

Take a spin to win. Complete the form to enter our DLSS SWAG raffle. Some items up for grabs are: $50 Amazon gift card, beach towels and totes, BreakoutEDU subscription, FlipGrid subscriptions, t-shirts, Ocean Breeze tickets, and much much more. One entry per person.
Multiple chances to win throughout the day!
http://bit.ly/DLSSswag2021

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Tuesday, June 22
 

8:00am EDT

9:15am EDT

4 Tech "Tricks" to Keep Up Your Sleeve (116) 116LIMITEDJessica Stauffer • Laura Howell Come Jam with Us (111) 111LIMITEDNikki Holdcraft • Michelle Sinkular • David Crouse Creating an Interactive Phone App-style Landing Page for Seesaw & Schoology with Google Slides! (126) 126FILLINGAdrienne Jimerson Creating Meaningful Seesaws (113) 113LIMITEDAmanda Lewis • Tara Donahue Cultivate a Classroom Culture Full of Excitement with SEL Practices (117) 117FILLINGJennifer Leary • Meri Riddick • Jordan Turner Desmos for NON-Math Teachers (123) 123LIMITEDJennifer Blais • Shelby Foley Game on with Gimkit and Blooket (112) 112LIMITEDLiz Pascual • Travis Bowman Gamifying Achieve3000, and Making it FUN.. while Secretly Boosting Student Engagement and Results! (110) 110LIMITEDMichael Wesely • Mike Lewis Mega-Share: Tools You Can Use Tomorrow! (119) 119LIMITEDJen Ludford • Courtney Porter Nearpod, Pear Deck & Classkick: Have you Noticed the Differences? (114) 114LIMITEDMaria Tricoche • Julia Antongeorgi • Frances Rotondo Pixel Art Workshop: Learn To Use Google Sheets To Create Engaging Pixel Art Activities (120) 120LIMITEDMonica Roach Spotlight Session I - Q&A on Empowering Students for Administrators (Auditorium) AuditoriumLIMITEDJohn Spencer Visual Storytelling, the TikTok Teacher (127) 127LIMITEDMolly Loch • Bill Hawley WeVideo: Interactive, Fun, and Collaborative (118) 118LIMITEDLynne German • Olivia Coronato 4 Tech "Tricks" to Keep Up Your Sleeve (Live Stream) Live StreamJessica Stauffer • Laura Howell Come Jam with Us (Live Stream) Live StreamNikki Holdcraft • Michelle Sinkular • David Crouse Creating an Interactive Phone App-style Landing Page for Seesaw & Schoology with Google Slides! (Live Stream) Live StreamAdrienne Jimerson Creating Meaningful Seesaws (Live Stream) Live StreamAmanda Lewis • Tara Donahue Cultivate a Classroom Culture Full of Excitement with SEL Practices (Live Stream) Live StreamJennifer Leary • Meri Riddick • Jordan Turner Desmos for NON-Math Teachers (Live Stream) Live StreamJennifer Blais • Shelby Foley Game on with Gimkit and Blooket (Live Stream) Live StreamLiz Pascual • Travis Bowman Gamifying Achieve3000, and Making it FUN.. while Secretly Boosting Student Engagement and Results! (Live Stream) Live StreamMichael Wesely • Mike Lewis Mega-Share: Tools You Can Use Tomorrow! (Live Stream) Live StreamJen Ludford • Courtney Porter Nearpod, Pear Deck & Classkick: Have you Noticed the Differences? (Live Stream) Live StreamMaria Tricoche • Julia Antongeorgi • Frances Rotondo Pixel Art Workshop: Learn To Use Google Sheets To Create Engaging Pixel Art Activities (Live Stream) Live StreamMonica Roach Spotlight Session I - Q&A on Empowering Students for Administrators (Live Stream) Live StreamJohn Spencer Visual Storytelling, the TikTok Teacher (Live Stream) Live StreamMolly Loch • Bill Hawley WeVideo: Interactive, Fun, and Collaborative (Live Stream) Live StreamLynne German • Olivia Coronato Defeating Alexa: Transfroming the Ways Our Students Learn Social Studies (Virtual) VirtualChad Gangwer Navigating News Literacy: 5 Skills for Digital Verification (Virtual) VirtualStephanie Baker Nearpod: A Way to Engage Nearly Every Student (Virtual) VirtualSonya Leigh McGee The Musical Moon: Incorporating Music Software in Collaborative Elementary Curriculum (Virtual) VirtualJason Housianitis

10:15am EDT

"Break Out" of your Seesaw Safe Zone! (113) 113LIMITEDAmanda Marcum • Amy Rille Coding Through Music: An Introduction to EarSketch (114) 114LIMITEDWilliam Laney Collaborative Discussion Tools (116) 116LIMITEDMeghan Schweers • Richard Siemieniak CS for Littles (Computer Science for K-2) (110) 110LIMITEDFara Faust • Heather Thomas Curating Student Work with Google Sites (117) 117LIMITEDKevin Johnson • Steve Delaney Don't Chase Your Tail with GooseChase (120) 120LIMITEDHeather Wade • Veronica Gency Enhance Curriculum and Travel the World with Google Earth (118) 118LIMITEDCourtney Phillips • Erin Nye How to Create a Digital Notebook/Sketchbook to use with Your Students (127) 127LIMITEDMolly Loch • Bill Hawley Make Your Schoology Course Pop with Banners, Buttons, and More (119) 119LIMITEDAnna Allen Reaching Out without Burning Out: Making a sustainable plan for positive home communication using Google Voice & Sheets (126) 126LIMITEDMary Worrell SeeSaw Meet Google (112) 112LIMITEDStacy Ziehl • Nicole Cabral Teaching with Sphero in the Elementary Classroom (111) 111LIMITEDBrian Smith Wizer.me interactive worksheets (123) 123LIMITEDBarbara Butler "Break Out" of your Seesaw Safe Zone! (Live Stream) Live StreamAmanda Marcum • Amy Rille Coding Through Music: An Introduction to EarSketch (Live Stream) Live StreamWilliam Laney Collaborative Discussion Tools (Live Stream) Live StreamMeghan Schweers • Richard Siemieniak CS for Littles (Computer Science for K-2) (Live Stream) Live StreamFara Faust • Heather Thomas Curating Student Work with Google Sites (Live Stream) Live StreamKevin Johnson • Steve Delaney Don't Chase Your Tail with GooseChase (Live Stream) Live StreamHeather Wade • Veronica Gency Enhance Curriculum and Travel the World with Google Earth (Live Stream) Live StreamCourtney Phillips • Erin Nye How to Create a Digital Notebook/Sketchbook to use with Your Students (Live Stream) Live StreamMolly Loch • Bill Hawley Make Your Schoology Course Pop with Banners, Buttons, and More (Live Stream) Live StreamAnna Allen Reaching Out without Burning Out: Making a sustainable plan for positive home communication using Google Voice & Sheets (Live Stream) Live StreamMary Worrell SeeSaw Meet Google (Live Stream) Live StreamStacy Ziehl • Nicole Cabral Teaching with Sphero in the Elementary Classroom (Live Stream) Live StreamBrian Smith Wizer.me interactive worksheets (Live Stream) Live StreamBarbara Butler Digital Make-Overs 101 (Virtual) VirtualDevan Smith iFly Academy: Self paced Professional Development (Virtual) VirtualLauren Teed • Jennifer Nardelli • Thomas Smith Nearpod: The Interactive Presentation Tool that Has It All (Virtual) VirtualTanya Ramirez Student Reflection with WeVideo (Virtual) VirtualChima Staley • Patricia Smith WOW! Google Slides Does THAT? (Virtual) VirtualMichael Wesely • Jennifer Hodges

11:15am EDT

10 Quick Tips For Schoology and More... (126) 126LIMITEDJennifer Blais A Carnival of Choices - Incorporating the 5 Cs -Using Small Group Choice Boards (110) 110FULLRebecca Robbins A Writer’s Notebook: a journal for any subject (using Google Sites) (116) 116LIMITEDKatie Flint Actionable Feedback in Seesaw-Revisit and Revise in Seesaw (113) 113LIMITEDKeri Schoeffel Classcraft - Level Up Your Learning! (120) 120LIMITEDJohn Pienkowski Engaging Littles with STEM & Seesaw Choiceboards (112) 112LIMITEDLaretha Johnson • Alison Cooper Hands Up for Adobe Spark (127) 127LIMITEDTiffany Butler • Becky Feld How to Avoid the Stoney Silence: Incorporating SEL into Your Lesson (117) 117LIMITEDMegan Scott My Google Drive is Out of Control! (118) 118LIMITEDEllen Nesbit Parlay: Class Discussions for the 21st Century (119) 119LIMITEDClaudia Ockert • Charlotte Jenkins Putting Together the Pieces of Software Usage and the Approval Process in Your Building (For Administrators) (115) 115LIMITEDMatthew Colonan • Charlie • Kim Adams • Sheila Teri • Sharon Shewbridge Slides, Camera, Action! (Stop Motion Animation Using Google Slides) (123) 123LIMITEDTravis Bowman Spotlight Session III - Getting Started with Student Choice (Auditorium) AuditoriumLIMITEDJohn Spencer Swinging into Nearpod (111) 111LIMITEDKathleen Magushack • Leah Roberts The "why" and "how" of Using Podcasts in the Classroom (114) 114LIMITEDJennifer Mechling • Stephanie Young 10 Quick Tips For Schoology and More... (Live Stream) Live StreamJennifer Blais A Carnival of Choices - Incorporating the 5 Cs -Using Small Group Choice Boards (Live Stream) Live StreamRebecca Robbins A Writer’s Notebook: a journal for any subject (using Google Sites) (Live Stream) Live StreamKatie Flint Actionable Feedback in Seesaw-Revisit and Revise in Seesaw (Live Stream) Live StreamKeri Schoeffel Classcraft - Level Up Your Learning! (Live Stream) Live StreamJohn Pienkowski Engaging Littles with STEM & Seesaw Choiceboards (Live Stream) Live StreamLaretha Johnson • Alison Cooper Hands Up for Adobe Spark (Live Stream) Live StreamTiffany Butler • Becky Feld How to Avoid the Stoney Silence: Incorporating SEL into Your Lesson (Live Stream) Live StreamMegan Scott My Google Drive is Out of Control! (Live Stream) Live StreamEllen Nesbit Parlay: Class Discussions for the 21st Century (Live Stream) Live StreamClaudia Ockert • Charlotte Jenkins Putting Together the Pieces of Software Usage and the Approval Process in Your Building (For Administrators) (Live Stream) Live StreamSharon Shewbridge Slides, Camera, Action! (Stop Motion Animation Using Google Slides) (Live Stream) Live StreamTravis Bowman Spotlight Session III - Getting Started with Student Choice (Live Stream) Live StreamJohn Spencer Swinging into Nearpod (Live Stream) Live StreamKathleen Magushack • Leah Roberts The "why" and "how" of Using Podcasts in the Classroom (Live Stream) Live StreamJennifer Mechling • Stephanie Young Gamification, Hot Tech Smashes, and Workflow Tools You Can Use Tomorrow! (Virtual) VirtualMichael Wesely • Jennifer Hodges OneTool, OneWay, OneNote (Virtual) VirtualJeff Noss Quizziz: Homework your students will want to do (Virtual) VirtualPage Larson Tips and Tricks with Google Slides & Jamboard Ideas in the Elementary Setting (Virtual) VirtualKristen Rueb

12:15pm EDT

5 Steps to Success with Seesaw for Elementary Administrators (115) 115LIMITEDSheila Teri • Keri Schoeffel • Erin Nye Become the Ringmaster of your Google World (127) 127LIMITEDJennifer Hodges Beyond Blocks - Bitsbox Coding (111) 111LIMITEDJane Harvey • Michelle Pressley Coding without a Computer (126) 126LIMITEDBecca Carter • Kristi Hingerty Flipping Out (114) 114LIMITEDMeghan Schweers • Richard Siemieniak Forgotten Gems (119) 119LIMITEDBob Parsons Getting Creative with Brainpop (113) 113LIMITEDKevin Rickard Google Earth "Projects" A Learners Window to the World (123) 123LIMITEDSteven Fisher Ride the Caro-Seesaw-el with K-1 (110) 110LIMITEDAmber Bush • Jennifer Hofler Riding High through WeVideo Projects (120) 120LIMITEDKen Smead Schoology Banners - Give Students a Fast Pass to Course Content (116) 116LIMITEDJennifer Leary • Meri Riddick Sphero Art: Bringing Robotics to the Art World (118) 118LIMITEDErica Whitfield • Tim Trask Spotlight Session IV - Getting Started with Student Choice (Auditorium) AuditoriumLIMITEDJohn Spencer Synergize SEL Simply: User-friendly digital applications and activities to incorporate SEL into the Middle School classroom. (117) 117LIMITEDKate Miller • Chelsea Katz Tinkering with Tinkercad (112) 112LIMITEDGayle Wuesthoff • Carl Peake 5 Steps to Success with Seesaw for Elementary Administrators (Live Stream) Live StreamSheila Teri • Keri Schoeffel • Erin Nye Become the Ringmaster of your Google World (Live Stream) Live StreamJennifer Hodges Beyond Blocks - Bitsbox Coding (Live Stream) Live StreamJane Harvey • Michelle Pressley Coding without a Computer (Live Stream) Live StreamBecca Carter • Kristi Hingerty Flipping Out (Live Stream) Live StreamMeghan Schweers • Richard Siemieniak Forgotten Gems (Live Stream) Live StreamBob Parsons Getting Creative with Brainpop (Live Stream) Live StreamKevin Rickard Google Earth "Projects" A Learners Window to the World (Live Stream) Live StreamSteven Fisher Ride the Caro-Seesaw-el with K-1 (Live Stream) Live StreamAmber Bush • Jennifer Hofler Riding High through WeVideo Projects (Live Stream) Live StreamKen Smead Schoology Banners - Give Students a Fast Pass to Course Content (Live Stream) Live StreamJennifer Leary • Meri Riddick Sphero Art: Bringing Robotics to the Art World (Live Stream) Live StreamErica Whitfield • Tim Trask Spotlight Session IV - Getting Started with Student Choice (Live Stream) Live StreamJohn Spencer Synergize SEL Simply: User-friendly digital applications and activities to incorporate SEL into the Middle School classroom. (Live Stream) Live StreamKate Miller • Chelsea Katz Tinkering with Tinkercad (Live Stream) Live StreamGayle Wuesthoff • Carl Peake Engaging Students With Bitmoji Escape Rooms (Virtual) VirtualLisa Zebley Icebreakers! Warm Ups! Digital Tools Galore (Virtual) VirtualSabrina Shumate Level up with Securly ! (Virtual) VirtualKaren Franklin

1:15pm EDT

12 Teacher Time Savers (123) 123FILLINGAnthony Nobles • Jenna Lazarides Coaching and Collaboration Strategies to Catapult your Students to Success (118) 118LIMITEDAmber Nordwall • Catherine Taylor Creating Content - WeVideo and Youtube (127) 127LIMITEDLee Cooper Developing Geographic Literacy with Maps101 (and others) (111) 111LIMITEDNicholas Dzendzel • Kris Troch Gettin Things Poppin with Google Jamboard in the Middle and High School Classroom (117) 117LIMITEDShawnda Hinton Let's Google Slide into a Jamboard (110) 110LIMITEDJennifer Hughes Let’s Get Digital! Creating Digital Interactive Notebooks Without Reinventing the Wheel (114) 114LIMITEDJamie Frederick • Alyssa Nagel Seesaw Your Way Through the Day! (113) 113LIMITEDLaura Beth Lawver • Amanda Marcum Solidify Connections & Ignite Student Discussions with the Hexagonal Thinking Strategy (116) 116LIMITEDJakob Saunders • Jennifer Leary • Meri Riddick Teaching Math the "Write" Way- Using effective strategies to balance writing in math and utilizing digital tools. (112) 112LIMITEDStephanie Seretis • Marinda Kimidy Tech Tornado (120) 120LIMITEDPhil Friedman • Caroline Altman Your Fear, Their Thrill! (Creating Interactive Slides for Schoology) (119) 119LIMITEDKristen Dennis • Melinda Pezzella 12 Teacher Time Savers (Live Stream) Live StreamAnthony Nobles • Jenna Lazarides Coaching and Collaboration Strategies to Catapult your Students to Success (Live Stream) Live StreamAmber Nordwall • Catherine Taylor Creating Content - WeVideo and Youtube (Live Stream) Live StreamLee Cooper Developing Geographic Literacy with Maps101 (and others) (Live Stream) Live StreamNicholas Dzendzel • Kris Troch Gettin Things Poppin with Google Jamboard in the Middle and High School Classroom (Live Stream) Live StreamShawnda Hinton Let's Google Slide into a Jamboard (Live Stream) Live StreamJennifer Hughes Let’s Get Digital! Creating Digital Interactive Notebooks Without Reinventing the Wheel (Live Stream) Live StreamJamie Frederick • Alyssa Nagel Seesaw Your Way Through the Day! (Live Stream) Live StreamLaura Beth Lawver • Amanda Marcum Solidify Connections & Ignite Student Discussions with the Hexagonal Thinking Strategy (Live Stream) Live StreamJakob Saunders • Jennifer Leary • Meri Riddick Teaching Math the "Write" Way- Using effective strategies to balance writing in math and utilizing digital tools. (Live Stream) Live StreamStephanie Seretis • Marinda Kimidy Tech Tornado (Live Stream) Live StreamPhil Friedman • Caroline Altman Your Fear, Their Thrill! (Creating Interactive Slides for Schoology) (Live Stream) Live StreamKristen Dennis • Melinda Pezzella Dazzling Digital Breakouts Using Google Tools for Grades 6-8 (Virtual) VirtualJennifer Harrell • Kara Lawson NearPod & PearDeck; when we use them. (Virtual) VirtualChelsea Dixon • Rebekah Shell Teaching Live On Location - Take Your Classroom on the Road (Virtual) VirtualMolly Loch • Bill Hawley WeVideo Tips for Beginners and Different Uses (Virtual) VirtualDave Herbert • Amanda Wall • Kim Johnson