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6th - 12th [clear filter]
Thursday, October 25
 

10:45am EDT

Algorithmic Thinking and Computer Science: Key Skills for the 21st Century
Limited Capacity seats available

Prof. Adams' wide-ranging presentation will include: some of the ways in which artificial intelligence, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, and similar technologies will disrupt life as we know it; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Projections for the next decade; recent computer science curriculum initiatives from the College Board and the National Computer Science Teachers Association; "CS for All" and similar movements that seek to increase the participation of K-12 students from under-represented groups in order to democratize access to computing careers; and the plethora of educational tools available to help K-12 teachers prepare their students to be technology creators, rather than just consumers.

Speakers
JA

Joel Adams

Chair of Department of Computer Science, Calvin College
Joel C. Adams is Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science at Calvin College, where he has taught since 1989. He has written dozens of technical papers, is the author of several successful textbooks, is Calvin's principle investigator in the NSF-funded project CSinParallel.org... Read More →

Chairperson
LP

Linda Potter

Oak Lawn Christian School


Thursday October 25, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
St. Marys on the second floor of the DoubleTree Hotel.

10:45am EDT

Faith Development in a Social Media Culture
Limited Capacity seats available

How has popular culture, particularly social media, impacted the faith development of teenagers? This sectional will explore the impact of technology - both good and bad - on the faith lives of our students. Emphasis on what educators can do in their classrooms will also be discussed.

Speakers
DL

Dan Landstra

Director of Spiritual Development, Unity Christian High School
Dan Landstra is a Bible teacher at Unity Christian High School in Hudsonville, Michigan. He has been at Unity for the past twenty- four years. Dan’s passion is leading students to see Christ in all areas of life, coaching them as followers of Christ to become leaders. Dan speaks... Read More →

Chairperson
CH

Cathy Haan

SW Chicago Christian School


Thursday October 25, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
White Water Suites 14&15

10:45am EDT

Utilizing Desmos.com in the Secondary Math Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Attendees must bring a laptop! This talk will introduce teachers to Desmos.com, a powerful online graphing calculator. Beyond learning how to simply use the features of the calculator, attendees will also be introduced to the Desmos Activity Builder, a way of creating online lessons where student work can be viewed and shared in real-time and formative assessment can be quickly leveraged. Key Twitter follows, blogs, and other resources will also be shared.

Speakers
BH

Ben Herrman

Math Teacher at Holland Christian High School, Holland Christian School
Ben is in his 8th year as a math teacher at Holland Christian High School. He is passionate about leveraging technology in appropriate ways to increase understanding and sense-making in students. For most of his inspiration, Ben goes to the #MTBOS (Math Twitter Blogosphere) and shamelessly... Read More →

Chairperson
JF

Jason Folkert

Holland Christian School


Thursday October 25, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
Notre Dame on the second floor of the DoubleTree Hotel.

2:15pm EDT

Directing Theatre - What's Worked for You?
Limited Capacity seats available

After a brief presentation, this session will consist of round-table discussion about material selection, casting practices, rehearsal itinerary, crew structuring, and other topics pertinent to directing theatre at the secondary level. Come ready to share your wisdom & absorb wisdom from others!

Speakers
JD

Justin Dreyer

Technology Director, Holland Christian High School
EN

Elle Nieuwsma

Theatre Director & English Teacher, Holland Christian High School
Elle Nieuwsma serves as Director of Theatre at Holland Christian High School, directing three productions a year as well as overseeing Forensics (Individual Events), 24-Hour Theatre activities, and creating original Ethnographic performances with students. Her One Act team has won... Read More →

Chairperson
TK

Tom Knapper

Illiana Christian High School


Thursday October 25, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
River Level Suite 5 on the lower level of the Century Center.

2:15pm EDT

Faith Development in a Social Media Culture
Limited Capacity seats available

How has popular culture, particularly social media, impacted the faith development of teenagers? This sectional will explore the impact of technology - both good and bad - on the faith lives of our students. Emphasis on what educators can do in their classrooms will also be discussed.

Speakers
DL

Dan Landstra

Director of Spiritual Development, Unity Christian High School
Dan Landstra is a Bible teacher at Unity Christian High School in Hudsonville, Michigan. He has been at Unity for the past twenty- four years. Dan’s passion is leading students to see Christ in all areas of life, coaching them as followers of Christ to become leaders. Dan speaks... Read More →

Chairperson
MW

Mac Wiener

Timothy Christian School


Thursday October 25, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
River Level Suites 8 & 9 on the lower level of the Century Center.
 
Friday, October 26
 

9:00am EDT

Ten Educational Technology Tools That You Can Use On Monday
Limited Capacity seats available

Technology is ever changing and the number of engaging, fun, and free Ed Tech tools is amazing! Come and learn about ten simple (and free) Ed Tech tools that you can start using tomorrow to bring innovation and creativity to your classroom. It is time to wow your students and your coworkers as you discover your techie side!

Speakers
DH

Dan Hoekstra

Teacher and Technology Coach at Grand Rapids Christian High School, Grand Rapids Christian High School
Dan Hoekstra is a high school science teacher and instructional technology coach at Grand Rapids Christian High School. He is passionate about Ed Tech and is excited to help teachers use technology to create more impactful learning experiences. When Dan is not teaching, coaching or... Read More →

Chairperson
TK

Tom Knapper

Illiana Christian High School


Friday October 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
White Water Suites 12 & 13 on the lower level of the Century Center.