The VITAL Google Summit is a unique Google event giving a behind-the-scenes look at how schools across Tennessee are transforming their approach to teaching and learning with the goal of personalizing student learning. The morning session will consist of networking, vision, district spotlight and a student showcase. The afternoon will include three 50 minute breakout sessions focused on admin leadership, classroom Google Apps usage and demonstration, and sessions based on needs from the world of IT. The day will end with a question and answer session with all the session leaders available for discussion. The summit hash tag is #VITALGoogle.

Where: Prescott South Middle School - 1859 S. Jefferson Avenue, Cookeville, TN 38506

When: Saturday, August 26th

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Summit Schedule Info

General Schedule

Breakout Sessions Detailed Information

Creating an Awesome Website with the NEW Google Sites
Led by Jay Watson - room D141

The new Google Sites is incredibly user friendly. Learn how to use it, as well as the dos and don'ts of web design? What fonts and colors are appropriate? What about graphics? How can you leverage the new Google Sites to make life easier for you, while, at the same time, facilitating the student learning process?

Using Google Docs to Improve Student Writing
Led by Renee Loan - room D118

When used to its fullest potential, Google Docs is a true powerhouse for students and teachers. Move beyond word processing to a world of peer editing, revision tracking, voice typing, seamless research, and continuous feedback. This session will explore how you can use Google Docs to develop stronger writers.

Seesaw in the Classroom
Led by Ashley Dean & Caitlyn Maynard - room D150

How to utilize seesaw in the Math/ELA/Science/Social Studies Classroom

Amazing Chrome Add-ons & Extensions
Led by Rhonda Bruce - room D140

Don't you just love a good extension. However, we install something only to never use it again. This session will focus how to extend Google Drive and make it your most powerful educational tool in the classroom. Save time and increase creativity by taking away extra clicks with extensions. Thiey can be huge time-savers, and doesn’t every teacher need to save time? Plus Add extensions add POWER, PRECISION and PIZAZZ.

Be a Guide on the Ride with Google Classroom
Led by Catherine Jones - room D151

This engaging, fast paced brainstorming session will kick you into high gear regarding the multiple ways to use Google as an administrator while discovering a new mindset for problem solving. The limitless possibilities of Google create personalized, professional development that will replace sit and get meetings of the past. As you model Google Classroom to your faculty, you, and more importantly, your faculty, will discover the benefits of personalized, professional learning through participation while accomplishing goals for continuous improvement and becoming a solutions oriented leader.

Getting Your Level 1 Google Certified Teacher Credentials
Led by Stephanie Boyd - Distance learning lab

This session will introduce you to Google Level 1 Certification and lead you onto the path of certification as an official Google certified teacher

Get Trippy with Google Expeditions
Led by Amy Key - room D147

Please download the Google Expedition App BEFORE you come on August 26. We will explore the many options with Google Expeditions. I will provide Cardboards to use that day to experience exactly what your students will experience. We will venture to and learn about far away places.

Carnegie Learning: Made for Me!
Led by Mark Tipton - room D127

Using cognitive science and predictive analytics to create a truly tailor made personalized learning experience.

Google for Littles: Classroom Practices for PreK-2
Led by Natalie Beach - room D146

What can littles do on Google? How can Google help facilitate learning? How can Google help me work smarter, not harder? Join us for some easy and effective classroom practices to integrate Google into the early childhood classroom.

Getting Going with the Flipped Classroom- Try Flipping 1 Lesson!
Led by Jake Habegger - room D129

This session will focus on the basics of the Flipped Classroom Model including the advantages, implementation issues, methods of content delivery (how to make videos), different levels of implementation, and a variety of programs which can be utilized. If you are at all curious, come. You won't regret it!

1to1 Classroom Management
Led by Chris Tenbarge - room D123

Chromebooks, iPads or BYOD, when every student has a device, your classroom will change! 1to1 learning comes with opportunities and challenges. This session will offer strategies to manage both student behavior and the digital resources they use. Classroom floor plan? Charging stations? We will also highlight different instructional strategies that make good use of your new tools!

Administrator Communication Made Easy
Led by Bubba Winningham - room D122

In this session, I will cover the ways we communicate with our faculty in fast and effective ways that bring about an honest response that influence collective efficacy to insure student instruction is the driving force.

Do You Google? Hands on Google Classroom Training
Led by Sara Harvick - room D152

This session will include a variety of multi-subject online tools and resources. Participants will be able to access and utilize the resources to create instructional materials. We will model these online tools from the perspective of our personal, real-world classrooms and provide opportunities for creation of lesson ideas. Participants will have time to explore the various sites and work with teachers, across grade levels, who currently use these resources in their schools on a daily basis.

Secrets of Google Add-Ons. Learn to make self grading rubric for your classroom instruction! Truly a hidden gem!
Led by Beth Billingsley - room D144

Instructing on the self grading rubric with Orange Slice and other Google Add-ons!

Smart Money - Dave Ramsey Digital Teaching Strategies
Led by Judy Schinbeckler & Ana Dainie - room D124

This workshop will equip teachers with free digital financial literacy activities that you can implement immediately in your classroom, highlight best practices in virtual education with a focus on behavior change, and provide an overview of how the Dave Ramsey virtual course can be implemented in various systems, including the use of Google Classroom.

Google Classroom for Teachers & Administrators
Led by Nancy Orellana - room D145

Technology is enhancing the way we deliver content to our students and Google is leading the way. Google Classroom is a digital and interactive learning tool that allows teachers to create assignments, post announcements, and share content with students in a paperless environment. Our hands-on session will focus on demonstrating the digital assignment workflow for teachers & students inside of Google Classroom.

Small School System Goes Google in Big Way
Led by Chris Smallen - room D117

This session will explore how Lenoir City Schools implemented a 1:1 Digital Conversion in grades K-12 using chromebooks and G-suite. We will also discuss how instruction and classroom design has evolved because of the digital conversion as well as discuss cloud based software, filtering and classroom management in a 1:1 setting.

Thinking about starting a STEM Lab or Makerspace?
Led by Randy Duet - Library

Don't know where to start in building a makerspace? Come learn about what you need to do before you get started, best practices, and engaging products! Let Troxell show you how to get started.

Technology toolbox- things every teacher needs to know to have a successful classroom
Led by Lacy Loggins - room D122

This session will focus on websites that are great for middle school teachers. We will look at ways to communicate with parents and co workers, and explore some google apps and extensions that every educator needs for their mental "toolbox."

Preparing for Google Certification: Educator Level 2
Led by Tabitha Savage - Distance learning lab

Ready to get Google Certified? Join us and find out what it takes to become a Level 2 Google Certified Educator. Participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of the certification process and planning materials to use during their study.

Google Classroom for Administrators & Principals
Led by Melissa Palk & Tera Brooks - room D144

In this session, you will learn step by step how one school utilized Google Classroom to enhance communication, model capabilities of the classroom, and assist teachers to integrate techniques in their daily lessons. This session will equip participants to utilize Google classroom as an effective means to build school culture and teamwork in their schools.

Sites that Play WELL with GOOGLE CLASSROOM
Led by Kathy Pryor - room D140

Did you know that Google Classroom plays well with others? YES!!!! Google is known for making their applications open to working with third-party applications, and Google Classroom is no exception. With the adoption of Google Classroom, several educational websites are now integrated with Google classroom. Discussion will include these websites and how to integrate into classroom instruction.

Using Technology to Accelerate Literacy - Karen Love
Led by Karen Love - room D147

We will discuss findings from reading science research on the importance of academic language for students overall reading comprehension. We will then talk about how we translate these research findings to success in the classroom through reading assessment and instruction.

Google Administration for a Better School
Led by Adam West -room D152

Google Administration for a Better School - Discuss ideas that will help administration communicate and distribute information throughout a high school team. Apps covered, include classroom, calendar, gmail, and google drive.

Google for Littles: Classroom Practices for PreK-2
Led by Natalie Beach - room D146

What can littles do on Google? How can Google help facilitate learning? How can Google help me work smarter, not harder? Join us for some easy and effective classroom practices to integrate Google into the early childhood classroom.

Continuing the Personalized Learning Discussion
Led by Dan Lawson & Danny Coggins - room D127

Dr. Dan Lawson & Danny Coggin will continue their discussion from the Keynote address surrounding personalized learning in the classroom. This session will be a continued discussion with attendees in a question/answer/discuss format.

Motivate Students with Google Apps
Led by Jay Watson - room D141

10 Project ideas with Google Apps that will assist students in developing 21st century skills, utilize higher order thinking, reinforce key learning concepts, and motivate students!

Using 3D Modeling Projects to Encourage Engineering and Collaboration
Led by Casey Garrison - room D118

This session will be dedicated to using free 3D modeling software for the purpose of solving problems through the engineering prism. Participants will engage with TinkerCad software, view a MakerSpace Google Classroom, learn about two teacher created projects, and find out how to bring 3D printing to your school and classroom. Your students will be engaged, use mathematic skills without complaint, and assume leadership roles if taught collaboratively. All skill levels are welcome, as all levels will be addressed.

Edgenuity UpSmart
Led by Julie Williams - room D117

In this session, we will give a quick demo of our Brand New RTI piece, UpSmart, as well as show you all the ways you can utilize Edgenuity. If you are looking for ways to personalize your learning, increase your test scores, have your ELL learners access content, this session is for you! This will take you beyond the Credit Recovery everyone knows about and show you flexible, customizable solutions to meet your students where they are.

Google Classroom for Teachers & Administrators
Led by Nancy Orellana - room D145

Technology is enhancing the way we deliver content to our students and Google is leading the way. Google Classroom is a digital and interactive learning tool that allows teachers to create assignments, post announcements, and share content with students in a paperless environment. Our hands-on session will focus on demonstrating the digital assignment workflow for teachers & students inside of Google Classroom.

CaaS- Curriculum as a Service- The Future of Curriculum with LearnZillion
Led by Joseph Dulaney - room D151

Learn how the way we buy music was the model that we needed for education, and we never realized it until now! This session will walk through Curriculum as a Service and how it is shifting educational content delivery and creating more impactful classrooms. What is LearnZillion? LearnZillion is the first K-12 Curriculum-as-a Service (CaaS) company and provides your district the opportunity to shift its Math and ELA curriculum from a static and inflexible product, into an adaptable, cloud-based service by combining digital curricular materials, an enterprise platform, and professional services to empower districts to take ownership and provide teachers with the best tools to engage learning. Perfect for districts with, or without, an LMS.

Got 21? Shmoop and Student ACT Success
Led by David Summar - room D150

With Tennessee's drive to raise ACT composite scores to 21 by the year 2020, educators are looking for tools to prepare students for this important college readiness assessment. This session will highlight Shmoop's ACT and ACT Aspire preparation suite, exploring both the student and teacher experience, with a look at advanced analytics available to school and district administrators. Shmoop makes ACT preparation accessible, affordable, and yes, even fun.

Troxell
Led by Dan Boshers

MARVELous Technology in the Classroom
Led by Christy Shepherd, Kent Shepherd, Sally Rogers - room D124

Experience technology in the classroom as a student. We will take you on a journey of learning while implementing several web based lesson delivery programs. 1. Google Classroom and Suite 2. Kahoot 3. Quizlet Live 4. Quizizz 5. ClassFlow **This will be the same session we shared at the Technology for Teachers conference at TTU if you joined us.

Thinking about starting a STEM Lab or Makerspace?
Led by Randy Duet - Library

Don't know where to start in building a makerspace? Come learn about what you need to do before you get started, best practices, and engaging products! Let Troxell show you how to get started.

Disrupt or be disrupted!
Led by Randy Garrett - room D123

How to use interactive technology in the classroom to disrupt the way students learn.

Getting Geeky with Flipped Mastery (and a little Gamification is there is time!)
Led by Jake Habegger - room D129

You love the flip. Now, it is time to take it to the next level! This session will explain how the Flipped Mastery Model can be used in a variety of subject areas. If you want to truly differentiate and personalize your students' learning, this is the session for you! We will also try to enter the world of Gamification- get ready!

Take Your Class Virtually Anywhere With Google Expeditions
Led by Jason Beach - room D146

Explore the hidden ruins of Machu Picchu or experience the vastness of space from the International Space Station with your students right in your classroom. Google Expeditions gives educators an inexpensive and easy way to experience virtual reality. This session will get hands-on with Google Expeditions and review the lessons and content built around these experiences for practicing educators.

Critical Thinking with Google Maps
Led by Chris Tenbarge - room D123

How might we change our students attitudes and understanding of our planet? Learn about the different tools Google gives us to explore, create, collaborate and think critically about issues and current events that are impacted by geography.

5 Favorite Google Gadgets
Led by Sara Harvick - room D152

This session will include a variety of favorite multi-subject online tools and resources. Participants will be able to access and utilize the resources to create instructional materials. These online tools will be modeled from the perspective of personal, real-world classrooms and opportunities for creation of lesson ideas will be available. Participants will have time to explore the various sites and work with teachers who currently use these resources in their schools on a daily basis.

Work Smarter not Harder using Google
Led by Beth Billingsley - room D144

Learn about Google Add-ons and Chrome Extensions that can help your classroom flow with ease. Let Google do the work for you!

Small School System Goes Google in Big Way
Led by Chris Smallen - room D141

This session will explore how Lenoir City Schools implemented a 1:1 Digital Conversion in grades K-12 using chromebooks and G-suite. We will also discuss how instruction and classroom design has evolved because of the digital conversion as well as discuss cloud based software, filtering and classroom management in a 1:1 setting.

Google Tips for Education Admins
Led by Sharon Anderson - room D122

Love Google Apps but need to use them more efficiently in your work flow? This session is for you. We will look at ways to organize, streamline, and better use Google Apps (GMail, Drive, Forms, Sheets, and Docs).

Using Google Tools to Support and Encourage Math and ELA Practice
Led by Casey Garrison - room D118

This session will give you incite on how a STEAM Encore classroom collaborates with ELA and Math Classrooms to plan lessons, engage in additional practice, and encourage deeper knowledge. I will discuss how my academic teachers use student created work inside their classrooms and how it affects student learning and engagement. While the activities you will engage with were created outside the academic classroom, they could absolutely be included within. This session is rooted in google docs and slides. Students must have a working knowledge of the tools they can use in these formats. All levels and subjects are invited to attend.

Using Technology to Assess Student Learning
Led by Becky White - room D145

Classroom teachers are always looking for quick and easy ways to assess student learning. This session will highlight a few websites and apps that can be used for quick assessments. The best part is that students will enjoy the sites so much they don't realize they are being assessed.

Google "Drive"-ing My School
Led by Thomas Fuhrman - Distance Learning Lab

Google Drive offers a basic set of apps, but these can be leveraged for a variety of administrator-related tasks and reflective practices, organized in a cloud environment, and enhanced by various app extensions.

Carnegie Learning: Made for Me!
Led by Mark Tipton - room D127

Using cognitive science and predictive analytics to create a truly tailor made personalized learning experience.

Smart Money - Dave Ramsey Digital Teaching Strategies
Led by Judy Schinbeckler, Christy Richardson & Dave Ramsey Group - room D124

This workshop will equip teachers with free digital financial literacy activities that you can implement immediately in your classroom, highlight best practices in virtual education with a focus on behavior change, and provide an overview of how the Dave Ramsey virtual course can be implemented in various systems, including the use of Google Classroom.

CaaS- Curriculum as a Service- The Future of Curriculum with LearnZillion
Led by Joseph Dulaney - room D151

Learn how the way we buy music was the model that we needed for education, and we never realized it until now! This session will walk through Curriculum as a Service and how it is shifting educational content delivery and creating more impactful classrooms. What is LearnZillion? LearnZillion is the first K-12 Curriculum-as-a Service (CaaS) company and provides your district the opportunity to shift its Math and ELA curriculum from a static and inflexible product, into an adaptable, cloud-based service by combining digital curricular materials, an enterprise platform, and professional services to empower districts to take ownership and provide teachers with the best tools to engage learning. Perfect for districts with, or without, an LMS.

Edgenuity UpSmart
Led by Julie Williams - room D117

In this session, we will give a quick demo of our Brand New RTI piece, UpSmart, as well as show you all the ways you can utilize Edgenuity. If you are looking for ways to personalize your learning, increase your test scores, have your ELL learners access content, this session is for you! This will take you beyond the Credit Recovery everyone knows about and show you flexible, customizable solutions to meet your students where they are.

Got 21? Shmoop and Student ACT Success
Led by David Summar - room D150

With Tennessee's drive to raise ACT composite scores to 21 by the year 2020, educators are looking for tools to prepare students for this important college readiness assessment. This session will highlight Shmoop's ACT and ACT Aspire preparation suite, exploring both the student and teacher experience, with a look at advanced analytics available to school and district administrators. Shmoop makes ACT preparation accessible, affordable, and yes, even fun.

Using Technology to Accelerate Literacy
Led by Karen Love - room D147

We will discuss findings from reading science research on the importance of academic language for students overall reading comprehension. We will then talk about how we translate these research findings to success in the classroom through reading assessment and instruction.

Thinking about starting a STEM Lab or Makerspace?
Led by Randy Duet - Library

Don't know where to start in building a makerspace? Come learn about what you need to do before you get started, best practices, and engaging products! Let Troxell show you how to get started.

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Sponsor tables will be available for the 2017 Summit. If you would like a table or to contribute a door prize for the Summit, contact Sam Brooks at brookss4@pcsstn.com

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Conference Location:

1859 S Jefferson Ave

Cookeville, TN 38506

Phone:

(931) 528-2176

Email:

brookss4@pcsstn.com