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Day 1: July 23, 2020

  • Register for each of the sessions below on the LACUE Calendar.  https://www.lacue.org/Page/2#calendar1/20200711/month  

    Registration for these events will close at 5:00 pm on 7/22/20.  You will receive an email prior to the event with access information. 

    To access the session information on the day of the event or afterwards, click on the session title. 

    9:00 - 10:30 

    Keynote

    Tools You Can Use Tomorrow. Remote Learning Edition

    Leslie Fisher 

    This session will overview many tools that you can start using right away in your remote classroom. While you might know a few of the things I mention, all items will have a remote learning spin and when possible remote learning resources.

    11:00 - 12:00 

    Self-Grading and More: Taking Google Forms to the Next Level

    Dr. Desiree Alexander

    You know how to use Google Forms…now what?  Come learn how you can create self-grading quizzes, how to use branching, how to have a password on a form, and so much more!  Previous knowledge of Google Forms will be helpful when attending this session.  

    11:00 - 12:00 

    Let’s Talk Frankly about Distance Learning: A Roundtable Discussion

    Dr. Tammy Seneca 

    Distance Learning is a scary prospect for many educators.  Let’s take a little time to talk frankly about the upcoming year.  Submit questions and concerns prior to the discussion at:
    https://padlet.com/tammy_seneca/1hlmrlwwuzriiqh8 

    1:00 - 2:00 

    Gadgets! (Including Remote Learning Gadgets)

    Leslie Fisher

    Whether you have been to Leslie's gadget class before or you are brand new, this class is for you if you are a gadget head that likes to bring new ideas into the classroom. The past year has seen some interesting changes and challenges so get ready to have some fun and learn about all the bright shiny new websites, apps and gadgets that are currently entertaining and assisting our world. 

    1:00 - 2:00 

    Making YouTube Videos More Accessible

    Josh Miller, Louisiana AEM

    Using videos in your instruction is a powerful way to engage students. Having accurate captions benefits all of your students, not just those who are Deaf/hard of hearing. Also covered in this session will be descriptive video basics and other useful information to make content on the web more accessible. 

    2:00 - 3:00

    Google Classroom: Setting up Online Training for Teachers 

    Inkie Landry, St. Tammany Parish

    See how we set up online training classes for over 2,000 PreK-12 teachers to learn Google Classroom at their own pace in order to be prepared to get their own Google Classrooms ready for school (in person or online.)

    2:00 - 3:00

    Wakelet: The Ultimate EdTech Tool

    Amanda Jones and Heather White

    Join 2 Wakelet Ambassadors as we delve into all of the unique possibilities Wakelet can offer educators.  We will show you how to utilize all of Wakelet’s features to create streamlined lessons for distance and/or blended learning, as well as how to use Wakelet to curate  and share resources. 

    3:00 - 4:00 

    Adventure Awaits: Integrating Computational Thinking in Core Subjects

    Heather Howle, CYBER.ORG

    Pack your Bags! Venture out and learn how to teach computational thinking skills and processes in core subjects. (Grades 3-12). Participants will receive full access to the Free CYBER.ORG Computational Thinking Curriculum. 

    3:00 - 4:00

    Missions, Challenges, and Choice Boards:  Fun, Creative Assessments

    Valerie Burton, Jefferson Parish Schools

    Missions and Choice boards give your scholars the opportunity to complete multiple tasks that allow them to practice skills they’ve learned in class or to demonstrate and extend their understanding of concepts. Students either choose or are assigned tasks that could focus on a single lesson or a unit. You decide on the essential understandings and/or skills and then create your choice board or missions.

Day 2: July 24, 2020

  • All sessions listed below will load on the morning of 7/24/2020.  You DO NOT need to register for these events, but you must be a LACUE member that is registered on the LACUE website. 

     To access the session information and recording on and after 7/24/2020, please click on the session topic. 

    James McCrary, Episcopal Baton Rouge​

    Top Online Tools for Distance Learning 

    Stephanie Thompson, WBR 

    In this presentation, I am going to take my best shot at sharing clear, carefully curated tools that work  perfectly with distance learning.  We will dive into a variety of tools for online instruction and integration. 

    Coding in the Content Areas

    Amanda Reulet, LES, WBR

    Robotics and Computational Thinking do not only have to happen only in a Computer Class. Join me for ways to integrate Robotics , coding, and Computational Thinking into Social Studies, ELA, and more.



    Digital Collaboration and Digital Citizenship

    Amanda Reulet, LES & Amber Vlahos,BUES, WBR

    Teachers will learn effective ways to incorporate digital collaboration while focusing on digital citizenship is important. While focusing on strategies to increase digital citizens, students learn how to effectively collaborate and communicate in one.



    Chromebook Accessibility Features

    Rachael Gill, St. Tammany Parish

    See the range of integrated tools on Chromebook devices and in Google Docs.  You will be amazed at all the built in features!

    Customizing Google Quizzes

    Inkie Landry, St. Tammany Parish

    Do you need to differentiate quizzes for students?  See how Google Forms allows several ways to accomplish this.

    Discovery Education: Studio Boards

    Sandra Swartz, St. Tammany Parish

    Looking for a way to allow users to create digital bulletin boards with a variety of media, including sourced and self-created resources?  Then Studio Boards are for you!

    Creating Assignments in Google Classroom

    Inkie Landry, St. Tammany Parish

    Are you confused by Google Classroom Assignments? See how easy they really are.

    Convert PDFs to Editable Text

    Inkie Landry, St. Tammany Parish

    PDFs have you stymied?  See a FREE website that allows you to edit PDFs (and so much more!)

    Discovery Education: Spotlight on Strategies

    Sandra Swartz, St. Tammany Parish

    Did you know that Discovery Education has MANY instructional strategy resources for a variety of uses in the classroom?  See just a few of the ways.  Created by teachers for teachers

    Engagement  in Distance Learning  using AR & VR

    James McCrary, Episcopal Baton Rouge High engagement during distance learning can be difficult. However, using tools, such as AR & VR, you can create meaningful activities to get students engaged with content and each other...even at a distance. We will cover multiple tools that can be used to accomplish these enriching experiences.