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Friday, March 1


Using instructional videos to enhance student success in an elementary science classroom
Looking to make science more engaging? Perhaps you should incorporating instructional educational videos. Learn how to post and utilize instructional videos to engage and enhance student learning.


Catherine Hamilton

Science Teacher, Southfield Public Schools: Stevenson Elementary

Friday March 1, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
Ruby Room


Gettin' Googly in the Science Classroom
Are you new to Google in The Classroom? This is the session for you. We cover the basics and how to use Google Docs in your NGSS lessons and projects. You’ll learn some nifty new features and tricks you can start using right away to increase engagement in your science activities. Bring along your laptop or tablet so you can follow along with this fast paced, information packed session.


Cheryl Matas

Retired Teacher

Friday March 1, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Pullman Room


Using Computational Thinking Practices to Create Better Problem Solvers!
Join us to explore how four computational thinking practices promote systems thinking and perseverance ALL subjects areas! Learn how to use these practices with students so that they become better problem solvers by noticing patterns, breaking down big problems, focusing on only important information, and ‘debugging’. We’ll share what we’ve learned so far in our research by being intentional about the use of computational thinking to deepen understanding of science concepts. Resources will be shared from the CT4EDU, NSF grant.

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Jessica Ashley

Science Education Consultant, Oakland Schools

Michele Harris

Ferndale Upper Elementary
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Katlyn LeMere

5th Grade, Roosevelt Elementary

Friday March 1, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Vandenberg B
Saturday, March 2


Formative Assessment Using Tech Tools
How do you check for student understanding and make sure students are engaged in their own learning? This session will focus on easy to use electronic formative assessment applications that will make assessment more fun and more engaging for your students. Come learn how to use these tools to help improve your instructional practice and ensure that your students are learning on the first day of school. By attending this session, you will have access to a Google Folder that will contain complete set-up instructions for each tool demonstrated (Quizizz, Google Forms, Plickers, Padlet).

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Mike Fine

Consultant, Ottawa Area ISD

Saturday March 2, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Fine Arts Room


A lecture style lesson where all students are engaged? Yes, please!
When you are teaching, how do you know that your students are listening? Or if they truly understand what you are teaching? With Pear Deck, a Google add on, teachers can get a quick and accurate check of student engagement and understanding multiple times throughout a traditional lesson. Bring your own device and see this program in action.
Remember to sign up for your free 30 days first, then use the supplied link AFTER your 30 days are done.


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Karen Malloy

Mancelona High School
I am a wife and mother of two. I have been teaching science and math for over 15 years.

Saturday March 2, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Thornapple Room