If you are a library media specialist, you need to CLIMb! Our library pre-conference promises sessions specifically geared for school librarians. We will feature a national speaker and presentations from our best on how they can CLIMb HIGHER!
Everyone certified in library media is invited to attend. Spread the word!
Bring your own device!
Learning to code unlocks creativity, develops problem-solving skills, and opens career paths. Join us to learn about Everyone Can Code, a new approach to coding that gives everyone the power to learn, write, and teach code. You'll hear about the new Swift Playgrounds app that includes lessons for beginning coders. And you'll explore curriculum materials for middle and high school that make it easy to bring coding into your school.
During this session, an iPad will be provided by Apple for your use.
Who can benefit from AEM in the classroom? All students! AEM, formerly AIM, are materials and technologies usable for learning across the widest range of individual variability, regardless of format or features. Whether a material or a technology was designed from the start to be accessible for all learners or is made accessible for learners with disabilities, it is considered AEM. Topics presented will include identification of student need, acquisition of specialized formats, responsibilities of school personnel and administrators and strategies and technological supports to help foster the greatest student success in the classroom. Technology supports and assistive technology for all students will be demonstrated, and participants provided opportunities to practice.
iPad is the ideal tool for delivering curriculum, as well as for administering a wide variety of assessments. Learn how companies that build the products you use every day in your classrooms are delivering digital solutions for iPad—including an amazing array of core subject content and solutions for administering assessments.
Don’t miss this opportunity to see how iPad can deliver engaging curriculum content and a range of assessments.
In this 3 hour, pre-conference session we learn to use the free software entitled Subtitle Edit and how it helps to add closed captions to Office Mix videos. While we will briefly mention the 508 standard of the American’s with Disabilities Act, we will be concentrating on HOW to add closed captions. We won’t discuss any legal issues. During this same session we will review the accessibility options found in the Windows Ease of Access section of the control panel. This includes the narrator, the magnifier and other tools. Finally we will discuss adding images with “alt-text” to Microsoft Forms and Quizzes to aid students with screen readers.
Are you wanting a 1:1 initiative but don’t know where to start? This session will include a panel of technology directors from around the state who have implemented 1:1 initiatives in their districts with various devices. Learn the how, what and why around the initiatives. We will discuss how to develop buy-in with stakeholders, training, infrastructure, device selection, deployment, MDM and building ongoing support of your project. There will be an open panel discussion and a time for questions and answers from the panel.
Will your students be ready for the workforce when they graduate? With your Microsoft Imagine Academy membership you have access to curriculum that will lead to industry recognized Certifications. Whether you are teaching Business / Marketing, Personal Finance, Computer Hardware & Operating Systems, Networking or Programming, this session will cover available resources that will give your students an edge in the marketplace.
This session will cover best practices on how to incorporate certifications in your courses. Upon renewal it’s just not Microsoft Office applications (the building block of today’s businesses) but will include IT and Programming (high demand careers). In addition we will also cover additional certifications that Certiport has to offer like Adobe or Entrepreneurial & Small Business.
Take advantage of this great opportunity to experience several Certifications offered by Certiport. Programs available are: MOS, MTA, Adobe, Autodesk, QuickBooks and IC3 at the WV Statewide Technology Conference July 17 - 18th. To view the specific exams available within each program, please go to www.certiport.com and click on "Products". Certiport will be offering designated times in which you can sit for a Free Certification Exam. There is limited space at 10 seats per time slot listed below, so it will be a first come, first served basis on availability!
Testing times are as follows:
Monday July 17th at 5:30pm and 6:45pm
Tuesday July 18th at 8:30am, 9:45am, 11:00am, 5:30pm and 6:45pm
To sign up please email your day and time slot preference and the exam program you would like to take (MOS, MTA, Adobe, Autodesk, QuickBooks and IC3) to Lori.Troy@Pearson.com with subject line WV Testing Event. Lori Troy will send you a confirmation e-mail which will be your admission ticket to your session. We anticipate that all seats will be filled quickly, so you should secure your spot as soon as possible as our capacity is set at 10 candidates/session.
If you have questions, please email Lori.Troy@Pearson.com.
Once confirmation is set, print the e-mail confirmation page from Lori Troy.
Participants will be introduced to Accessible Books using Bookshare from Benetech. Benetech partners with major libraries to provide the world’s largest online library of accessible ebooks for people with print disabilities. Teachers will be provided with the knowledge of how to access thousands of titles; including textbooks for school, work or skill development. Bookshare offers a variety of accessible formats including audio, Braille Ready format, Daisy format, large font, and more. Participants will learn how to sign up, who is eligible to access Bookshare titles, which formats to use, and how to create Reading Lists for students.
In this short course we will discuss the different versions of Minecraft and how Minecraft can be added to any classroom. We will take an in-depth look at the special features of Minecraft Education Edition including the command line and the Companion App for the teacher.
Learning to code unlocks creativity, develops problem-solving skills, and opens career paths. Join us to learn about Everyone Can Code, a new approach to coding that gives everyone the power to learn, write, and teach code. You’ll hear about the new Swift Playgrounds app that includes lessons for beginning coders. And you’ll explore curriculum materials for middle and high school that make it easy to bring coding into your school.
In West Virginia, access to digital content for every student, both in the classroom, and in the home, can be a challenge. Causes may be a lack of connectivity, or an oversaturation of the available connectivity, making the use of Internet resources a nightmare for both teachers and students alike. With URcast Network Powered by WVNET, we aim to close this digital gap by giving all students the ability to access digital content and media from the Internet, without needing to be connected. Whether it be a smartphone, tablet, or computer, teachers have the ability to control digital content oriented messages to students using the existing LAN and WiFi infrastructure inside the school, essentially creating a flipped classroom inside of the school, or having the lessons taken home and reviewed without the need for Internet access. How does this work? We will have a hands on training session as to the power of this tool in this pre-conference session.
Attendees will need a laptop computer for URcast Software installation, as well as to be connected to the conference WiFi for this session.
It is hard for one school or library to have all the resources needed for all students, 24/7. That is why the West Virginia Library Commission provides resources available electronically and in print. Discussions will focus on FREE new resources that are available-- text sets for learning and displays, and reviews of what is new with the statewide electronic resources, print resources, primary documents, and digital library materials.
The Playground will be multiple vendors with a variety of hands on products.
Do you plan to attend the TIS Reception, Wednesday, July 19th at 5:00pm.
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Some exhibitors would like to communicate information on their products, services and or support.
This may include new product information, special offers or possibly an invitation to participate in market research.