Thursday EXPO Playgrounds (AM & PM)

10+ Opportunities Available

EXPO Playgrounds bring together educators and exhibitors to provide attendees with hands-on fun and engagement in the EXPO Center morning and afternoon. Potential topics include: Digital Age Library, MakerSpaces, Assistive Technology, Technology & the Early Learner, Coding & Robotics, GAFE, Augmented/Virtual Reality, and Video Production. Playground participants receive a round or square table and plenty of space for setting up an interactive environment. Teacher playgrounds run for 1.5 hours and exhibitor playgrounds run for 2.5 hours.

Thursday Student STEAM Showcase

15 Opportunities Available

The Student STEAM Showcase highlights programs across the state engaging students in a variety of STEAM activities in grades K-12. The student showcase takes place in the afternoon from 1:00 to 3:15 (1:00-1:30 setup, 1:30-3:00 showcase, 3:00-3:15 breakdown). We welcome up to two adults with a maximum of five students per team. Each team receives one-day conference registration for a maximum of two adults. Each student team is provided with a 10’ x 8’ booth and 6’ long skirted table for displaying their materials.

Thursday Teacher Showcase

15 Opportunities Available

The Teacher Showcase highlights the use of instructional technology tools and resources that engage and empower students to enhance learning. Examples include demonstrating technology-enhanced projects using online interactive tools, social networking, video libraries, Google tools, or online conferencing to get students excited about and involved in their learning. From 9:30 to 11:00, conference attendees walk around and chat with Teacher Showcase presenters. Each showcase is provided with a 10’ x 8’ booth and 6’ long skirted table for displaying their materials. The process is comfortable, relaxed, and informative.

BYOD Hands-on Workshops

30+ Opportunities Available

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Hands-on Workshops range from 60 to 120 minutes in duration. These workshops are intended to be a hands-on, interactive experience in a smaller group setting. They are scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during both the day and evening and will be limited to 25 participants per session. Any software necessary for participating in the workshop will need to be available via the web.

Monday Pre-Conference Workshops

10+ Opportunities Available

Intensive hands-on sessions comprise the Pre-Conference Workshops offered on Monday prior to the beginning of the conference, during both the day and evening. Workshops offered during the day provide 6 hours of instruction with an additional hour lunch break. Evening workshops provide 3 hours of instruction. All of these workshops are offered as a "Master It & Take It" (MITI) and/or BYOD session, meaning participants will receive a device or bring their own device. Workshop topics should be platform neutral, web-based, and/or device specific. Necessary software must be available via the web.