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Transforming Teaching and Learning with Technology!
La Joya ISD staff: In order to receive Continuing Professional Education (CPE) and Time Equivalency Program (TEP) Credit, you must register through the LJISD Professional Development System Workshop ID #111209

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Friday, July 19
 

7:30am CDT

Registration
Friday July 19, 2019 7:30am - 8:40am CDT
Main Hallway

8:45am CDT

Make your own Escape Room!
Limited Capacity full

Use Dynamic QR codes, Google Forms, Binary codes, Ciphers and puzzles to create some fun ESCAPE ROOMS that integrate technology with reading passages, math problems, writing and grammar, or even science. Participants will take home games ready-for-play. All you need is ONE device (iPad or Chromebook) in your classroom. I will also raffle Escape Room goodies such as playing cards, UV pens/lights, locks, and books.

Speakers
avatar for Damian Benavides

Damian Benavides

Elementary Teacher, La Joya ISD
Camarena Elementary Robotics Club CoachCamarena Elementary Chess Club CoachCamp RED InstructorEducational Excellence Grant Recipient


Friday July 19, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am CDT
A110

8:45am CDT

Working Smarter not Harder with QR Codes
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you overloaded with work but don't have enough time? Do you often find yourself overwhelmed trying to differentiate instruction? Are you looking for ideas to help facilitate students with and without accommodations? Look no further! This session will show you how you can "Work Smarter Not Harder with QR Codes". QR codes can help you alleviate some of the daily tasks and can be modified and implemented for grades PK-12. We will give you tips, ideas and even get you started creating your very own QR codes. We will have some QR code freebies to get you started! Come and join us!

Speakers
avatar for Josefa Garces

Josefa Garces

Teacher, La Joya ISD
avatar for Gabriela Rojas

Gabriela Rojas

Teacher, La Joya ISD
Ive been teaching at Sam Fordyce Elementary for 11 years now! I taught PreKinder for 10 consecutive years, this 18-19 school year I was moved to 4th grade! I learned that technology can be integrated in education as early as PK! Technology integration into education can make your... Read More →


Friday July 19, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am CDT
B104

8:45am CDT

Enhancing Literacy Centers through Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

Attendees will learn how to integrate technology in their literacy centers. They will be learning the various apps they can use to keep their students engaged. I will be showing them apps such as A+ Spelling, SeeSaw, Apple Clips, Popplet, Kahoot!, Chatterkid and Prodigy. I will also expose them to resources like Boom Digital task cards and Nearpod and how they can use it in their classroom. They will also learn how to link a regular QR code or Chirp QR code to a recording or particular website to maximize instructional time.

Speakers
avatar for Joanna Garza

Joanna Garza

Teacher, La Joya ISD
I'm currently a 2nd grade teacher at Sam Fordyce Elementary. I have been teaching for 9 years. I have taught Kinder and 2nd grade and know the importance of having literacy centers during the reading block. Come and join me and learn how technology can enhance your literacy instruction... Read More →


Friday July 19, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am CDT
C104

8:45am CDT

Immersive Learning with Google Expeditions
Limited Capacity seats available

With a little creativity, teachers can use Google Expeditions to create a world of immersive learning without ever leaving the classroom.  Think about being able to provide background knowledge for kids who otherwise wouldn't have it.  Come and join me and explore Natural Bridge Caverns and learn about cave formations while creating a Stop Motion video.  This session will allow you to experience not just the amazing world of virtual reality but how appropriate technology integration can enhance learning!!

Speakers
avatar for Beatrice Gonzalez

Beatrice Gonzalez

Teacher, La Joya ISD
Hello, I am Beatrice Cerda-Gonzalez, a proud product of La Joya ISD. For the past 12 years, I have dedicated myself to giving back to our community by educating our children from the Rio Grande Valley. I am a mother of four amazingly loving boys, who fuel my passion for life. I believe... Read More →


Friday July 19, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am CDT
A106

8:45am CDT

Transforming Literacy Centers with Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

In the session, elementary teachers will be able to explore different ways technology can be integrated in the classroom to enhance learning during literacy centers (Comprehension, Vocabulary, Fluency, Writing and Social Studies). Some apps teachers will explore include: Seesaw, Flipgrid, Padlet, YouDoodle, Stickman, Popplet and more. Teachers will leave with a packet of ideas ready to implement in the classroom. Bring your own mobile device

Speakers
avatar for Gicela Salinas

Gicela Salinas

Elementary Teacher, La Joya ISD
avatar for Marlen Hinojosa

Marlen Hinojosa

Elementary Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am CDT
A104

8:45am CDT

Book Creator: The Perfect Teaching Assistant
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will help teachers learn how to navigate through Book Creator. In addition, it will demonstrate how teachers can use it to modify classroom assignments and/or assessments to fit students individual needs.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Torres

Sarah Torres

Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am CDT
C103

8:45am CDT

Creating Google Forms
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we will be creating google forms. Presenter will guide teacher on the different types of forms they can create. Also, we will create a QR code based on the sample form.  Please bring an electronic device.

Speakers
avatar for Migdalia Reyna

Migdalia Reyna

Elementary Teacher, La Joya ISD
I have taught for 10 years at La Joya ISD. I've taught PreK, 5th, 4th and Grade. I am currently a 3rd grade Dual Language Teacher at Sam Fordyce Elementary. I was part of the 2018-2019 Google Academy and now be attending the Apple Academy for this 2019-2020. Technology... Read More →



Friday July 19, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am CDT
C105

8:45am CDT

Google Classroom Basics
Limited Capacity full

Want to start using Google Classroom? In this session you will learn the basics, such as setting up your classroom, how to have students join, and how to attach assignments.

Speakers
avatar for Beatrize Valenzuela

Beatrize Valenzuela

Science Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am CDT
B107 Lab

8:45am CDT

Redefining App Creation with Google Slides.
Limited Capacity seats available

Educators will learn how to create an "app" using Google Slides. This method is great for reviews, websites, parent information, and a multitude of others.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Britten O'Neill

Christina Britten O'Neill

8th Grade Science Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am CDT
B105

8:45am CDT

App Smashing in the Science Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

With this session you will learn how to integrate technology into not only Science whole group lessons, but to utilize them for centers, small group work, bilingual pair work, and quick checks.  The apps that will be discussed and demonstrated are StopMotion, Sketches School, Apple Clips, and FlipGrid.  The StopMotion App will be used to create stop motion movies showing steps in a process or in sequential order with Science TEKS.  Sketches School will be used to illustrate student products that may normally be done in a foldable or interactive word wall.  Both of these apps will be app smashed with Apple Clips to create a movie allowing the students to explain what their stop motion movie and sketches are and mean.  FlipGrid will be demonstrated as an excellent tool that allows students to orally respond to a reflection question or open ended questions.  This is a HUGE help with TELPAS speaking practice for ELL students.  This app smashing session will innovate your instruction and get your students engaged on a whole new level.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Garza

Elizabeth Garza

8th Grade Science Teacher, La Joya ISD
La Joya ISD Apple Academy Member 2018-2019Flipgrid Certified Educator Apple Educator Campus Technology Trainer


Friday July 19, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am CDT
B106

8:45am CDT

App Smashing Stop Motion and Clips
Limited Capacity seats available

Audience will be exposed to the basics of Stop Motion animation and apple clips. They will create a short video using play dough or paper/ pencil and then app smash to clips. Using apple clips, they will explain and elaborate on the concept of their choice or a science TEK.

Speakers
avatar for Marisol Garza

Marisol Garza

Science Teacher, La Joya ISD
Technology enthusiast, life-long learner and passionate educator.


Friday July 19, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am CDT
C101

8:45am CDT

Putting the Spark in ELA
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to bring some elements of literature to life? At this session participants will learn some Adobe Video basic skills and will gain some ideas as to how to incorporate technology at a modification level in the Language Arts class. Ideas and examples will be shared! If possible bring an iPad with Adobe Spark Video App installed.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Recinos

Elizabeth Recinos

ELA Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am CDT
A103

8:45am CDT

The Power of PicCollage in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

In this highly interactive session, teachers will discover the endless possibilities on how to enhance learning by using PicCollage as a tool in literacy and across any content area. PicCollage is great to enhance visual thinking and promote organizational skills with all students.

Speakers
avatar for Fely García - López

Fely García - López

Other, La Joya ISD - Lorenzo De Zavala Middle
Felicitas Garcia Lopez, or Miss Fely, as her students call her, has been a middle school teacher since 2005. She has taught 6th, 7th and 8th grade English Language arts and reading in the La Joya Independent School district. Miss. Fely specializes in apps or Web 2.0 tools to reach... Read More →


Friday July 19, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am CDT
B102

8:45am CDT

SWAY your way into the 21st Century
Limited Capacity seats available

Sway is a digital storytelling application and a sibling to Microsoft Office. Come learn how to create great presentations to capture your students attention!!

Speakers
avatar for Belinda Garcia

Belinda Garcia

Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am CDT
Library Lab

8:45am CDT

PDF Escape and Microsoft Office
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn editing, form filling, page arrangement, printing, saving, and form publishing using free PDF Escape Online. Want to learn more about Microsoft Office tips and tricks? Join the session today!

Speakers
avatar for Hector Trevino

Hector Trevino

CTE Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am CDT
A112 Lab

8:45am CDT

Powerful Digital Storytelling
Limited Capacity seats available

Storytelling is part of human nature. Since the beginning of time,
stories of courage and bravery and inspiration have been passed
down from generation to generation. In our current era, digital tools
make it even easier for us and our students to tell their story. In this
session, teachers will learn about multiple tools that give students a
voice as they tell their story. Through creating electronic personal
narratives, students become active creators, rather than passive
consumers of multimedia. Teachers will learn about the uses of Apple Clips, Adobe Spark Video, and Flipgrid!

Speakers
avatar for Omar Lopez

Omar Lopez

Science Teacher, La Joya ISD
BACKGROUND: I've been a teacher at La Joya ISD since 2004. I've taught 7th grade ELA, an 8th grade Reading and Writing Connection course and currently, 8th grade science, again. I've been happily married to my wife Fely Garcia (@fely_garcia0207) for 16 years, who I am proud to say... Read More →


Friday July 19, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am CDT
B101

8:45am CDT

Catch the #WakeletWave!
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, you will learn how you can use Wakelet to curate, communicate, create and collaborate.

Work smarter by curating all your resources in one place. Showcase student work by creating digital portfolios. Create digital newsletters to inform parents about weekly activities in your classroom. Collaborate and create digital stories in your classrooms. There are so many possibilities with Wakelet-- Surfs Up!

Friday July 19, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am CDT
A101

8:45am CDT

Nearpod
Limited Capacity seats available

Create interactive lessons in minutes
Save prep time by easily importing existing lessons (pdfs, jpegs, ppts) and adding interactive features such as Virtual Field Trips, 3D Objects, Quizzes, Polls, Open Ended Questions + more!

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Uresti

Anthony Uresti

Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am CDT
B108

8:45am CDT

Blackboard in the Classroom Setting
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn how to set up Blackboard to create a dgital environment.  You will learn how to import students, create assignment, conduct online discussions, assign tests, and grading.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Salinas

Alex Salinas

CTE Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am CDT
A109 Lab

8:45am CDT

Broadcast to Teach
Limited Capacity seats available

On the concept of Flipped Classrooms, we'll cover tools available to you: Screencastify, YouTube & Hangouts on Air, EdPuzzle, and Jamboard.  Come with an open mind. Failure is an option... and an important part of the Engineering Cycle. Fear of tech happens, but must be willing to overcome it.

Speakers
avatar for Carlos Garza

Carlos Garza

CTE Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am CDT
C107

8:45am CDT

Integrating Technology to Create Engaging and Interactive Read-Alouds
Limited Capacity seats available

Engage the entire class by implementing sound effects and embedding questions into read-alouds. Applications in the presentation will include Novel Effect and EdPuzzle. The objective is for students to increase listening comprehension.

Speakers
avatar for Carlina-Capelo Pichardo

Carlina-Capelo Pichardo

Elementary GT Teacher, La Joya ISD
National Geographic Digital Learning Team Teaching AssistantNational Geographic Certified EducatorGoogle Level 1 Certified EducatorCampus TechnologistSeesaw AmbassadorEdPuzzle Coach


Friday July 19, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am CDT
B103

8:45am CDT

Pear Deck (an alternative to Nearpod)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session you will learn how to integrate your google slides with pear deck. Pear deck is like near pod and is easy to use. There is a paid version, but I will demonstrate the free features of Pear deck. A laptop is needed to create a presentation, and iPad will only allow you view as a student.

Speakers
avatar for Anastacio Gaytan

Anastacio Gaytan

Science teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am CDT
B109 Lab

9:50am CDT

Make your own Escape Room!
Limited Capacity seats available

Use Dynamic QR codes, Google Forms, Binary codes, Ciphers and puzzles to create some fun ESCAPE ROOMS that integrate technology with reading passages, math problems, writing and grammar, or even science. Participants will take home games ready-for-play. All you need is ONE device (iPad or Chromebook) in your classroom. I will also raffle Escape Room goodies such as playing cards, UV pens/lights, locks, and books.

Speakers
avatar for Damian Benavides

Damian Benavides

Elementary Teacher, La Joya ISD
Camarena Elementary Robotics Club CoachCamarena Elementary Chess Club CoachCamp RED InstructorEducational Excellence Grant Recipient


Friday July 19, 2019 9:50am - 10:50am CDT
A110

9:50am CDT

Working Smarter not Harder with QR Codes
Limited Capacity filling up

Are you overloaded with work but don't have enough time? Do you often find yourself overwhelmed trying to differentiate instruction? Are you looking for ideas to help facilitate students with and without accommodations? Look no further! This session will show you how you can "Work Smarter Not Harder with QR Codes". QR codes can help you alleviate some of the daily tasks and can be modified and implemented for grades PK-12. We will give you tips, ideas and even get you started creating your very own QR codes. We will have some QR code freebies to get you started! Come and join us!

Speakers
avatar for Josefa Garces

Josefa Garces

Teacher, La Joya ISD
avatar for Gabriela Rojas

Gabriela Rojas

Teacher, La Joya ISD
Ive been teaching at Sam Fordyce Elementary for 11 years now! I taught PreKinder for 10 consecutive years, this 18-19 school year I was moved to 4th grade! I learned that technology can be integrated in education as early as PK! Technology integration into education can make your... Read More →


Friday July 19, 2019 9:50am - 10:50am CDT
B104

9:50am CDT

Enhancing Literacy Centers through Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

Attendees will learn how to integrate technology in their literacy centers. They will be learning the various apps they can use to keep their students engaged. I will be showing them apps such as A+ Spelling, SeeSaw, Apple Clips, Popplet, Kahoot!, Chatterkid and Prodigy. I will also expose them to resources like Boom Digital task cards and Nearpod and how they can use it in their classroom. They will also learn how to link a regular QR code or Chirp QR code to a recording or particular website to maximize instructional time.

Speakers
avatar for Joanna Garza

Joanna Garza

Teacher, La Joya ISD
I'm currently a 2nd grade teacher at Sam Fordyce Elementary. I have been teaching for 9 years. I have taught Kinder and 2nd grade and know the importance of having literacy centers during the reading block. Come and join me and learn how technology can enhance your literacy instruction... Read More →


Friday July 19, 2019 9:50am - 10:50am CDT
C104

9:50am CDT

Immersive Learning With Google Expeditions
Limited Capacity seats available

With a little creativity, teachers can use Google Expeditions to create a world of immersive learning without ever leaving the classroom.  Think about being able to provide background knowledge for kids who otherwise wouldn't have it.  Come and join me and explore Natural Bridge Caverns and learn about cave formations while creating a Stop Motion video.  This session will allow you to experience not just the amazing world of virtual reality but how appropriate technology integration can enhance learning!!

Speakers
avatar for Beatrice Gonzalez

Beatrice Gonzalez

Teacher, La Joya ISD
Hello, I am Beatrice Cerda-Gonzalez, a proud product of La Joya ISD. For the past 12 years, I have dedicated myself to giving back to our community by educating our children from the Rio Grande Valley. I am a mother of four amazingly loving boys, who fuel my passion for life. I believe... Read More →


Friday July 19, 2019 9:50am - 10:50am CDT
A106

9:50am CDT

Transforming Literacy Centers with Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

In the session, elementary teachers will be able to explore different ways technology can be integrated in the classroom to enhance learning during literacy centers (Comprehension, Vocabulary, Fluency, Writing and Social Studies). Some apps teachers will explore include: Seesaw, Flipgrid, Padlet, YouDoodle, Stickman, Popplet and more. Teachers will leave with a packet of ideas ready to implement in the classroom. Bring your own mobile device

Speakers
avatar for Gicela Salinas

Gicela Salinas

Elementary Teacher, La Joya ISD
avatar for Marlen Hinojosa

Marlen Hinojosa

Elementary Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 9:50am - 10:50am CDT
A104

9:50am CDT

What's New with Nearpod for Fall 2019
Limited Capacity seats available

Nearpod is continually updating and improving many of your favorite tools, while introducing some exciting and brand new features. In this workshop, we will showcase the most popular features, recent updates, and have a few surprise announcements for what Nearpod will be introducing next! (hints: gamification, Google integrations, and more content!)

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Luna

Daniel Luna

Sr. Customer Success Manager, Nearpod
I'm the TX Customer Success Manager supporting a number of districts in Texas, from Houston to San Antonio to the Valley. I am happy to show you what you can do with Nearpod, answer your questions, and support you however I can.


Friday July 19, 2019 9:50am - 10:50am CDT
A105

9:50am CDT

Book Creator: The Perfect Teaching Assistant
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will help teachers learn how to navigate through Book Creator. In addition, it will demonstrate how teachers can use it to modify classroom assignments and/or assessments to fit students individual needs.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Torres

Sarah Torres

Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 9:50am - 10:50am CDT
C103

9:50am CDT

Creating Google Forms
Limited Capacity filling up

In this session, we will be creating google forms. Presenter will guide teacher on the different types of forms they can create. Also, we will create a QR code based on the sample form.  Please bring an electronic device.

Speakers
avatar for Migdalia Reyna

Migdalia Reyna

Elementary Teacher, La Joya ISD
I have taught for 10 years at La Joya ISD. I've taught PreK, 5th, 4th and Grade. I am currently a 3rd grade Dual Language Teacher at Sam Fordyce Elementary. I was part of the 2018-2019 Google Academy and now be attending the Apple Academy for this 2019-2020. Technology... Read More →


M.Reyna pptx

Friday July 19, 2019 9:50am - 10:50am CDT
C105

9:50am CDT

Google Classroom Basics
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to start using Google Classroom? In this session you will learn the basics, such as setting up your classroom, how to have students join, and how to attach assignments.

Speakers
avatar for Beatrize Valenzuela

Beatrize Valenzuela

Science Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 9:50am - 10:50am CDT
B107 Lab

9:50am CDT

Redefining App Creation with Google Slides.
Limited Capacity seats available

Educators will learn how to create an "app" using Google Slides. This method is great for reviews, websites, parent information, and a multitude of others.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Britten O'Neill

Christina Britten O'Neill

8th Grade Science Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 9:50am - 10:50am CDT
B105

9:50am CDT

App Smashing in the Science Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

With this session you will learn how to integrate technology into not only Science whole group lessons, but to utilize them for centers, small group work, bilingual pair work, and quick checks.  The apps that will be discussed and demonstrated are StopMotion, Sketches School, Apple Clips, and FlipGrid.  The StopMotion App will be used to create stop motion movies showing steps in a process or in sequential order with Science TEKS.  Sketches School will be used to illustrate student products that may normally be done in a foldable or interactive word wall.  Both of these apps will be app smashed with Apple Clips to create a movie allowing the students to explain what their stop motion movie and sketches are and mean.  FlipGrid will be demonstrated as an excellent tool that allows students to orally respond to a reflection question or open ended questions.  This is a HUGE help with TELPAS speaking practice for ELL students.  This app smashing session will innovate your instruction and get your students engaged on a whole new level.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Garza

Elizabeth Garza

8th Grade Science Teacher, La Joya ISD
La Joya ISD Apple Academy Member 2018-2019Flipgrid Certified Educator Apple Educator Campus Technology Trainer


Friday July 19, 2019 9:50am - 10:50am CDT
B106

9:50am CDT

App Smashing Stop Motion and Clips
Limited Capacity seats available

Audience will be exposed to the basics of Stop Motion animation and apple clips. They will create a short video using play dough or paper/ pencil and then app smash to clips. Using apple clips, they will explain and elaborate on the concept of their choice or a science TEK.

Speakers
avatar for Marisol Garza

Marisol Garza

Science Teacher, La Joya ISD
Technology enthusiast, life-long learner and passionate educator.


Friday July 19, 2019 9:50am - 10:50am CDT
C101

9:50am CDT

Putting the Spark in ELA
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to bring some elements of literature to life? At this session participants will learn some Adobe Video basic skills and will gain some ideas as to how to incorporate technology at a modification level in the Language Arts class. Ideas and examples will be shared! If possible bring an iPad with Adobe Spark Video App installed.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Recinos

Elizabeth Recinos

ELA Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 9:50am - 10:50am CDT
A103

9:50am CDT

The Power of PicCollage in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

In this highly interactive session, teachers will discover the endless possibilities on how to enhance learning by using PicCollage as a tool in literacy and across any content area. PicCollage is great to enhance visual thinking and promote organizational skills with all students.

Speakers
avatar for Fely García - López

Fely García - López

Other, La Joya ISD - Lorenzo De Zavala Middle
Felicitas Garcia Lopez, or Miss Fely, as her students call her, has been a middle school teacher since 2005. She has taught 6th, 7th and 8th grade English Language arts and reading in the La Joya Independent School district. Miss. Fely specializes in apps or Web 2.0 tools to reach... Read More →


Friday July 19, 2019 9:50am - 10:50am CDT
B102

9:50am CDT

Sway Your Way Into the 21st Century
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Belinda Garcia

Belinda Garcia

Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 9:50am - 10:50am CDT
Library Lab

9:50am CDT

PDF Escape and Microsoft Office
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn editing, form filling, page arrangement, printing, saving, and form publishing using free PDF Escape Online. Want to learn more about Microsoft Office tips and tricks? Join the session today!

Speakers
avatar for Hector Trevino

Hector Trevino

CTE Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 9:50am - 10:50am CDT
A112 Lab

9:50am CDT

Powerful Digital Storytelling
Limited Capacity seats available

Storytelling is part of human nature. Since the beginning of time,
stories of courage and bravery and inspiration have been passed
down from generation to generation. In our current era, digital tools
make it even easier for us and our students to tell their story. In this
session, teachers will learn about multiple tools that give students a
voice as they tell their story. Through creating electronic personal
narratives, students become active creators, rather than passive
consumers of multimedia. Teachers will learn about the uses of Apple Clips, Adobe Spark Video, and Flipgrid!

Speakers
avatar for Omar Lopez

Omar Lopez

Science Teacher, La Joya ISD
BACKGROUND: I've been a teacher at La Joya ISD since 2004. I've taught 7th grade ELA, an 8th grade Reading and Writing Connection course and currently, 8th grade science, again. I've been happily married to my wife Fely Garcia (@fely_garcia0207) for 16 years, who I am proud to say... Read More →


Friday July 19, 2019 9:50am - 10:50am CDT
B101

9:50am CDT

Catch the #WakeletWave!
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, you will learn how you can use Wakelet to curate, communicate, create and collaborate.

Work smarter by curating all your resources in one place. Showcase student work by creating digital portfolios. Create digital newsletters to inform parents about weekly activities in your classroom. Collaborate and create digital stories in your classrooms. There are so many possibilities with Wakelet-- Surfs Up!

Friday July 19, 2019 9:50am - 10:50am CDT
A101

9:50am CDT

Nearpod
Limited Capacity seats available

Create interactive lessons in minutes
Save prep time by easily importing existing lessons (pdfs, jpegs, ppts) and adding interactive features such as Virtual Field Trips, 3D Objects, Quizzes, Polls, Open Ended Questions + more!

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Uresti

Anthony Uresti

Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 9:50am - 10:50am CDT
B108

9:50am CDT

Blackboard in the Classroom Setting
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn how to set up Blackboard to create a digital environment.  You will learn how to import students, create assignment, conduct online discussions, assign tests, and grading.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Salinas

Alex Salinas

CTE Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 9:50am - 10:50am CDT
A109 Lab

9:50am CDT

Broadcast to Teach
Limited Capacity seats available

On the concept of Flipped Classrooms, we'll cover tools available to you: Screencastify, YouTube & Hangouts on Air, EdPuzzle, and Jamboard. Come with an open mind. Failure is an option... and an important part of the Engineering Cycle. Fear of tech happens, but must be willing to overcome it.

Speakers
avatar for Carlos Garza

Carlos Garza

CTE Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 9:50am - 10:50am CDT
C107

9:50am CDT

Integrating Technology to Create Engaging and Interactive Read-Alouds
Limited Capacity seats available

Engage the entire class by implementing sound effects and embedding questions into read-alouds. Applications in the presentation will include Novel Effect and EdPuzzle. The objective is for students to increase listening comprehension.

Speakers
avatar for Carlina-Capelo Pichardo

Carlina-Capelo Pichardo

Elementary GT Teacher, La Joya ISD
National Geographic Digital Learning Team Teaching AssistantNational Geographic Certified EducatorGoogle Level 1 Certified EducatorCampus TechnologistSeesaw AmbassadorEdPuzzle Coach


Friday July 19, 2019 9:50am - 10:50am CDT
B103

9:50am CDT

Pear Deck (an alternative to Nearpod)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session you will learn how to integrate your google slides with pear deck. Pear deck is like near pod and is easy to use. There is a paid version, but I will demonstrate the free features of Pear deck. A laptop is needed to create a presentation, and iPad will only allow you view as a student.

Speakers
avatar for Anastacio Gaytan

Anastacio Gaytan

Science teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 9:50am - 10:50am CDT
B109 Lab

10:55am CDT

Make your own Escape Room!
Limited Capacity seats available

Use Dynamic QR codes, Google Forms, Binary codes, Ciphers and puzzles to create some fun ESCAPE ROOMS that integrate technology with reading passages, math problems, writing and grammar, or even science. Participants will take home games ready-for-play. All you need is ONE device (iPad or Chromebook) in your classroom. I will also raffle Escape Room goodies such as playing cards, UV pens/lights, locks, and books.

Speakers
avatar for Damian Benavides

Damian Benavides

Elementary Teacher, La Joya ISD
Camarena Elementary Robotics Club CoachCamarena Elementary Chess Club CoachCamp RED InstructorEducational Excellence Grant Recipient


Friday July 19, 2019 10:55am - 11:55am CDT
A110

10:55am CDT

Working Smarter not Harder with QR Codes
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you overloaded with work but don't have enough time? Do you often find yourself overwhelmed trying to differentiate instruction? Are you looking for ideas to help facilitate students with and without accommodations? Look no further! This session will show you how you can "Work Smarter Not Harder with QR Codes". QR codes can help you alleviate some of the daily tasks and can be modified and implemented for grades PK-12. We will give you tips, ideas and even get you started creating your very own QR codes. We will have some QR code freebies to get you started! Come and join us!

Speakers
avatar for Josefa Garces

Josefa Garces

Teacher, La Joya ISD
avatar for Gabriela Rojas

Gabriela Rojas

Teacher, La Joya ISD
Ive been teaching at Sam Fordyce Elementary for 11 years now! I taught PreKinder for 10 consecutive years, this 18-19 school year I was moved to 4th grade! I learned that technology can be integrated in education as early as PK! Technology integration into education can make your... Read More →


Friday July 19, 2019 10:55am - 11:55am CDT
B104

10:55am CDT

Enhancing Literacy Centers through Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

Attendees will learn how to integrate technology in their literacy centers. They will be learning the various apps they can use to keep their students engaged. I will be showing them apps such as A+ Spelling, SeeSaw, Apple Clips, Popplet, Kahoot!, Chatterkid and Prodigy. I will also expose them to resources like Boom Digital task cards and Nearpod and how they can use it in their classroom. They will also learn how to link a regular QR code or Chirp QR code to a recording or particular website to maximize instructional time.

Speakers
avatar for Joanna Garza

Joanna Garza

Teacher, La Joya ISD
I'm currently a 2nd grade teacher at Sam Fordyce Elementary. I have been teaching for 9 years. I have taught Kinder and 2nd grade and know the importance of having literacy centers during the reading block. Come and join me and learn how technology can enhance your literacy instruction... Read More →


Friday July 19, 2019 10:55am - 11:55am CDT
C104

10:55am CDT

Immersive Learning With Google Expeditions
Limited Capacity seats available

With a little creativity, teachers can use Google Expeditions to create a world of immersive learning without ever leaving the classroom.  Think about being able to provide background knowledge for kids who otherwise wouldn't have it.  Come and join me and explore Natural Bridge Caverns and learn about cave formations while creating a Stop Motion video.  This session will allow you to experience not just the amazing world of virtual reality but how appropriate technology integration can enhance learning!!

Speakers
avatar for Beatrice Gonzalez

Beatrice Gonzalez

Teacher, La Joya ISD
Hello, I am Beatrice Cerda-Gonzalez, a proud product of La Joya ISD. For the past 12 years, I have dedicated myself to giving back to our community by educating our children from the Rio Grande Valley. I am a mother of four amazingly loving boys, who fuel my passion for life. I believe... Read More →


Friday July 19, 2019 10:55am - 11:55am CDT
A106

10:55am CDT

Transforming Literacy Centers with Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

In the session, elementary teachers will be able to explore different ways technology can be integrated in the classroom to enhance learning during literacy centers (Comprehension, Vocabulary, Fluency, Writing and Social Studies). Some apps teachers will explore include: Seesaw, Flipgrid, Padlet, YouDoodle, Stickman, Popplet and more. Teachers will leave with a packet of ideas ready to implement in the classroom. Bring your own mobile device

Speakers
avatar for Gicela Salinas

Gicela Salinas

Elementary Teacher, La Joya ISD
avatar for Marlen Hinojosa

Marlen Hinojosa

Elementary Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 10:55am - 11:55am CDT
A104

10:55am CDT

What’s New With Nearpod for Fall 2019
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Luna

Daniel Luna

Sr. Customer Success Manager, Nearpod
I'm the TX Customer Success Manager supporting a number of districts in Texas, from Houston to San Antonio to the Valley. I am happy to show you what you can do with Nearpod, answer your questions, and support you however I can.


Friday July 19, 2019 10:55am - 11:55am CDT
A105

10:55am CDT

Book Creator: The Perfect Teaching Assistant
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will help teachers learn how to navigate through Book Creator. In addition, it will demonstrate how teachers can use it to modify classroom assignments and/or assessments to fit students individual needs.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Torres

Sarah Torres

Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 10:55am - 11:55am CDT
C103

10:55am CDT

Creating Google Forms
Limited Capacity filling up

In this session, we will be creating google forms. Presenter will guide teacher on the different types of forms they can create. Also, we will create a QR code based on the sample form.  Please bring an electronic device.

Speakers
avatar for Migdalia Reyna

Migdalia Reyna

Elementary Teacher, La Joya ISD
I have taught for 10 years at La Joya ISD. I've taught PreK, 5th, 4th and Grade. I am currently a 3rd grade Dual Language Teacher at Sam Fordyce Elementary. I was part of the 2018-2019 Google Academy and now be attending the Apple Academy for this 2019-2020. Technology... Read More →


Friday July 19, 2019 10:55am - 11:55am CDT
C105

10:55am CDT

Google Classroom Basics
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to start using Google Classroom? In this session you will learn the basics, such as setting up your classroom, how to have students join, and how to attach assignments.

Speakers
avatar for Beatrize Valenzuela

Beatrize Valenzuela

Science Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 10:55am - 11:55am CDT
B107 Lab

10:55am CDT

Redefining App Creation with Google Slides.
Limited Capacity seats available

Educators will learn how to create an "app" using Google Slides. This method is great for reviews, websites, parent information, and a multitude of others.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Britten O'Neill

Christina Britten O'Neill

8th Grade Science Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 10:55am - 11:55am CDT
B105

10:55am CDT

App Smashing in the Science Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

With this session you will learn how to integrate technology into not only Science whole group lessons, but to utilize them for centers, small group work, bilingual pair work, and quick checks.  The apps that will be discussed and demonstrated are StopMotion, Sketches School, Apple Clips, and FlipGrid.  The StopMotion App will be used to create stop motion movies showing steps in a process or in sequential order with Science TEKS.  Sketches School will be used to illustrate student products that may normally be done in a foldable or interactive word wall.  Both of these apps will be app smashed with Apple Clips to create a movie allowing the students to explain what their stop motion movie and sketches are and mean.  FlipGrid will be demonstrated as an excellent tool that allows students to orally respond to a reflection question or open ended questions.  This is a HUGE help with TELPAS speaking practice for ELL students.  This app smashing session will innovate your instruction and get your students engaged on a whole new level.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Garza

Elizabeth Garza

8th Grade Science Teacher, La Joya ISD
La Joya ISD Apple Academy Member 2018-2019Flipgrid Certified Educator Apple Educator Campus Technology Trainer


Friday July 19, 2019 10:55am - 11:55am CDT
B106

10:55am CDT

App Smashing Stop Motion and Clips
Limited Capacity seats available

Audience will be exposed to the basics of Stop Motion animation and apple clips. They will create a short video using play dough or paper/ pencil and then app smash to clips. Using apple clips, they will explain and elaborate on the concept of their choice or a science TEK.

Speakers
avatar for Marisol Garza

Marisol Garza

Science Teacher, La Joya ISD
Technology enthusiast, life-long learner and passionate educator.


Friday July 19, 2019 10:55am - 11:55am CDT
C101

10:55am CDT

Putting the Spark in ELA
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to bring some elements of literature to life? At this session participants will learn some Adobe Video basic skills and will gain some ideas as to how to incorporate technology at a modification level in the Language Arts class. Ideas and examples will be shared! If possible bring an iPad with Adobe Spark Video App installed.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Recinos

Elizabeth Recinos

ELA Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 10:55am - 11:55am CDT
A103

10:55am CDT

The Power of PicCollage in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

In this highly interactive session, teachers will discover the endless possibilities on how to enhance learning by using PicCollage as a tool in literacy and across any content area. PicCollage is great to enhance visual thinking and promote organizational skills with all students.

Speakers
avatar for Fely García - López

Fely García - López

Other, La Joya ISD - Lorenzo De Zavala Middle
Felicitas Garcia Lopez, or Miss Fely, as her students call her, has been a middle school teacher since 2005. She has taught 6th, 7th and 8th grade English Language arts and reading in the La Joya Independent School district. Miss. Fely specializes in apps or Web 2.0 tools to reach... Read More →


Friday July 19, 2019 10:55am - 11:55am CDT
B102

10:55am CDT

Sway Your Way Into the 21st Century
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Belinda Garcia

Belinda Garcia

Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 10:55am - 11:55am CDT
Library Lab

10:55am CDT

PDF Escape and Microsoft Office
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn editing, form filling, page arrangement, printing, saving, and form publishing using free PDF Escape Online. Want to learn more about Microsoft Office tips and tricks? Join the session today!

Speakers
avatar for Hector Trevino

Hector Trevino

CTE Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 10:55am - 11:55am CDT
A112 Lab

10:55am CDT

Powerful Digital Storytelling
Limited Capacity seats available

Storytelling is part of human nature. Since the beginning of time,
stories of courage and bravery and inspiration have been passed
down from generation to generation. In our current era, digital tools
make it even easier for us and our students to tell their story. In this
session, teachers will learn about multiple tools that give students a
voice as they tell their story. Through creating electronic personal
narratives, students become active creators, rather than passive
consumers of multimedia. Teachers will learn about the uses of Apple Clips, Adobe Spark Video, and Flipgrid!

Speakers
avatar for Omar Lopez

Omar Lopez

Science Teacher, La Joya ISD
BACKGROUND: I've been a teacher at La Joya ISD since 2004. I've taught 7th grade ELA, an 8th grade Reading and Writing Connection course and currently, 8th grade science, again. I've been happily married to my wife Fely Garcia (@fely_garcia0207) for 16 years, who I am proud to say... Read More →


Friday July 19, 2019 10:55am - 11:55am CDT
B101

10:55am CDT

Catch the #WakeletWave!
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, you will learn how you can use Wakelet to curate, communicate, create and collaborate.

Work smarter by curating all your resources in one place. Showcase student work by creating digital portfolios. Create digital newsletters to inform parents about weekly activities in your classroom. Collaborate and create digital stories in your classrooms. There are so many possibilities with Wakelet-- Surfs Up!

Friday July 19, 2019 10:55am - 11:55am CDT
A101

10:55am CDT

Nearpod
Limited Capacity seats available

Create interactive lessons in minutes
Save prep time by easily importing existing lessons (pdfs, jpegs, ppts) and adding interactive features such as Virtual Field Trips, 3D Objects, Quizzes, Polls, Open Ended Questions + more!

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Uresti

Anthony Uresti

Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 10:55am - 11:55am CDT
B108

10:55am CDT

Blackboard in the Classroom Setting
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn how to set up Blackboard to create a digital environment.  You will learn how to import students, create assignment, conduct online discussions, assign tests, and grading.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Salinas

Alex Salinas

CTE Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 10:55am - 11:55am CDT
A109 Lab

10:55am CDT

Broadcast to Teach
Limited Capacity seats available

On the concept of Flipped Classrooms, we'll cover tools available to you: Screencastify, YouTube & Hangouts on Air, EdPuzzle, and Jamboard.  Come with an open mind. Failure is an option... and an important part of the Engineering Cycle. Fear of tech happens, but must be willing to overcome it.

Speakers
avatar for Carlos Garza

Carlos Garza

CTE Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 10:55am - 11:55am CDT
C107

10:55am CDT

Integrating Technology to Create Engaging and Interactive Read-Alouds
Limited Capacity seats available

Engage the entire class by implementing sound effects and embedding questions into read-alouds. Applications in the presentation will include Novel Effect and EdPuzzle. The objective is for students to increase listening comprehension.

Speakers
avatar for Carlina-Capelo Pichardo

Carlina-Capelo Pichardo

Elementary GT Teacher, La Joya ISD
National Geographic Digital Learning Team Teaching AssistantNational Geographic Certified EducatorGoogle Level 1 Certified EducatorCampus TechnologistSeesaw AmbassadorEdPuzzle Coach


Friday July 19, 2019 10:55am - 11:55am CDT
B103

10:55am CDT

Pear Deck (an alternative to Nearpod)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session you will learn how to integrate your google slides with pear deck. Pear deck is like near pod and is easy to use. There is a paid version, but I will demonstrate the free features of Pear deck. A laptop is needed to create a presentation, and iPad will only allow you view as a student.

Speakers
avatar for Anastacio Gaytan

Anastacio Gaytan

Science teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 10:55am - 11:55am CDT
B109 Lab

11:55am CDT

Lunch
Friday July 19, 2019 11:55am - 1:00pm CDT
TBA

1:05pm CDT

Make your own Escape Room!
Limited Capacity filling up

Use Dynamic QR codes, Google Forms, Binary codes, Ciphers and puzzles to create some fun ESCAPE ROOMS that integrate technology with reading passages, math problems, writing and grammar, or even science. Participants will take home games ready-for-play. All you need is ONE device (iPad or Chromebook) in your classroom. I will also raffle Escape Room goodies such as playing cards, UV pens/lights, locks, and books.

Speakers
avatar for Damian Benavides

Damian Benavides

Elementary Teacher, La Joya ISD
Camarena Elementary Robotics Club CoachCamarena Elementary Chess Club CoachCamp RED InstructorEducational Excellence Grant Recipient


Friday July 19, 2019 1:05pm - 2:05pm CDT
A110

1:05pm CDT

Working Smarter not Harder with QR Codes
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you overloaded with work but don't have enough time? Do you often find yourself overwhelmed trying to differentiate instruction? Are you looking for ideas to help facilitate students with and without accommodations? Look no further! This session will show you how you can "Work Smarter Not Harder with QR Codes". QR codes can help you alleviate some of the daily tasks and can be modified and implemented for grades PK-12. We will give you tips, ideas and even get you started creating your very own QR codes. We will have some QR code freebies to get you started! Come and join us!

Speakers
avatar for Josefa Garces

Josefa Garces

Teacher, La Joya ISD
avatar for Gabriela Rojas

Gabriela Rojas

Teacher, La Joya ISD
Ive been teaching at Sam Fordyce Elementary for 11 years now! I taught PreKinder for 10 consecutive years, this 18-19 school year I was moved to 4th grade! I learned that technology can be integrated in education as early as PK! Technology integration into education can make your... Read More →


Friday July 19, 2019 1:05pm - 2:05pm CDT
B104

1:05pm CDT

Enhancing Literacy Centers through Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

Attendees will learn how to integrate technology in their literacy centers. They will be learning the various apps they can use to keep their students engaged. I will be showing them apps such as A+ Spelling, SeeSaw, Apple Clips, Popplet, Kahoot!, Chatterkid and Prodigy. I will also expose them to resources like Boom Digital task cards and Nearpod and how they can use it in their classroom. They will also learn how to link a regular QR code or Chirp QR code to a recording or particular website to maximize instructional time.

Speakers
avatar for Joanna Garza

Joanna Garza

Teacher, La Joya ISD
I'm currently a 2nd grade teacher at Sam Fordyce Elementary. I have been teaching for 9 years. I have taught Kinder and 2nd grade and know the importance of having literacy centers during the reading block. Come and join me and learn how technology can enhance your literacy instruction... Read More →


Friday July 19, 2019 1:05pm - 2:05pm CDT
C104

1:05pm CDT

Immersive Learning With Google Expeditions
Limited Capacity seats available

With a little creativity, teachers can use Google Expeditions to create a world of immersive learning without ever leaving the classroom.  Think about being able to provide background knowledge for kids who otherwise wouldn't have it.  Come and join me and explore Natural Bridge Caverns and learn about cave formations while creating a Stop Motion video.  This session will allow you to experience not just the amazing world of virtual reality but how appropriate technology integration can enhance learning!!

Speakers
avatar for Beatrice Gonzalez

Beatrice Gonzalez

Teacher, La Joya ISD
Hello, I am Beatrice Cerda-Gonzalez, a proud product of La Joya ISD. For the past 12 years, I have dedicated myself to giving back to our community by educating our children from the Rio Grande Valley. I am a mother of four amazingly loving boys, who fuel my passion for life. I believe... Read More →


Friday July 19, 2019 1:05pm - 2:05pm CDT
A106

1:05pm CDT

Transforming Literacy Centers with Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

In the session, elementary teachers will be able to explore different ways technology can be integrated in the classroom to enhance learning during literacy centers (Comprehension, Vocabulary, Fluency, Writing and Social Studies). Some apps teachers will explore include: Seesaw, Flipgrid, Padlet, YouDoodle, Stickman, Popplet and more. Teachers will leave with a packet of ideas ready to implement in the classroom. Bring your own mobile device

Speakers
avatar for Gicela Salinas

Gicela Salinas

Elementary Teacher, La Joya ISD
avatar for Marlen Hinojosa

Marlen Hinojosa

Elementary Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 1:05pm - 2:05pm CDT
A104

1:05pm CDT

What’s New With Nearpod for Fall 2019
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Luna

Daniel Luna

Sr. Customer Success Manager, Nearpod
I'm the TX Customer Success Manager supporting a number of districts in Texas, from Houston to San Antonio to the Valley. I am happy to show you what you can do with Nearpod, answer your questions, and support you however I can.


Friday July 19, 2019 1:05pm - 2:05pm CDT
A105

1:05pm CDT

Book Creator: The Perfect Teaching Assistant
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will help teachers learn how to navigate through Book Creator. In addition, it will demonstrate how teachers can use it to modify classroom assignments and/or assessments to fit students individual needs.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Torres

Sarah Torres

Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 1:05pm - 2:05pm CDT
C103

1:05pm CDT

Creating Google Forms
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we will be creating google forms. Presenter will guide teacher on the different types of forms they can create. Also, we will create a QR code based on the sample form.  Please bring an electronic device.

Speakers
avatar for Migdalia Reyna

Migdalia Reyna

Elementary Teacher, La Joya ISD
I have taught for 10 years at La Joya ISD. I've taught PreK, 5th, 4th and Grade. I am currently a 3rd grade Dual Language Teacher at Sam Fordyce Elementary. I was part of the 2018-2019 Google Academy and now be attending the Apple Academy for this 2019-2020. Technology... Read More →


Friday July 19, 2019 1:05pm - 2:05pm CDT
C105

1:05pm CDT

Google Chrome is Out of this World!
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn all the amazing out of this world things you can do with Google Chrome!
Pin Tabs, Picture Bookmarks, Chrome Extensions and soooo much more! This session will show you tips on how to maximize productivity by using the many features that Google Chrome has to offer.
To fully experience the intergalactic magic of Google Chrome, please bring a laptop to this session. Make sure you have Chrome downloaded on your laptop.

Friday July 19, 2019 1:05pm - 2:05pm CDT
A101

1:05pm CDT

Google Classroom Basics
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to start using Google Classroom? In this session you will learn the basics, such as setting up your classroom, how to have students join, and how to attach assignments.

Speakers
avatar for Beatrize Valenzuela

Beatrize Valenzuela

Science Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 1:05pm - 2:05pm CDT
B107 Lab

1:05pm CDT

Redefining App Creation with Google Slides.
Limited Capacity seats available

Educators will learn how to create an "app" using Google Slides. This method is great for reviews, websites, parent information, and a multitude of others.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Britten O'Neill

Christina Britten O'Neill

8th Grade Science Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 1:05pm - 2:05pm CDT
B105

1:05pm CDT

App Smashing in the Science Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

With this session you will learn how to integrate technology into not only Science whole group lessons, but to utilize them for centers, small group work, bilingual pair work, and quick checks.  The apps that will be discussed and demonstrated are StopMotion, Sketches School, Apple Clips, and FlipGrid.  The StopMotion App will be used to create stop motion movies showing steps in a process or in sequential order with Science TEKS.  Sketches School will be used to illustrate student products that may normally be done in a foldable or interactive word wall.  Both of these apps will be app smashed with Apple Clips to create a movie allowing the students to explain what their stop motion movie and sketches are and mean.  FlipGrid will be demonstrated as an excellent tool that allows students to orally respond to a reflection question or open ended questions.  This is a HUGE help with TELPAS speaking practice for ELL students.  This app smashing session will innovate your instruction and get your students engaged on a whole new level.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Garza

Elizabeth Garza

8th Grade Science Teacher, La Joya ISD
La Joya ISD Apple Academy Member 2018-2019Flipgrid Certified Educator Apple Educator Campus Technology Trainer


Friday July 19, 2019 1:05pm - 2:05pm CDT
B106

1:05pm CDT

App Smashing Stop Motion and Clips
Limited Capacity seats available

Audience will be exposed to the basics of Stop Motion animation and apple clips. They will create a short video using play dough or paper/ pencil and then app smash to clips. Using apple clips, they will explain and elaborate on the concept of their choice or a science TEK.

Speakers
avatar for Marisol Garza

Marisol Garza

Science Teacher, La Joya ISD
Technology enthusiast, life-long learner and passionate educator.


Friday July 19, 2019 1:05pm - 2:05pm CDT
C101

1:05pm CDT

Maximize Learning With Seesaw!
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to use Seesaw to create endless possible activities for students.  Ideal for centers and stations!  Bring an iPad with Seesaw app installed, if possible.

Speakers
avatar for Belinda Garcia

Belinda Garcia

Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 1:05pm - 2:05pm CDT
Library Lab

1:05pm CDT

Putting the Spark in ELA
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to bring some elements of literature to life? At this session participants will learn some Adobe Video basic skills and will gain some ideas as to how to incorporate technology at a modification level in the Language Arts class. Ideas and examples will be shared! If possible bring an iPad with Adobe Spark Video App installed.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Recinos

Elizabeth Recinos

ELA Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 1:05pm - 2:05pm CDT
A103

1:05pm CDT

The Power of PicCollage in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

In this highly interactive session, teachers will discover the endless possibilities on how to enhance learning by using PicCollage as a tool in literacy and across any content area. PicCollage is great to enhance visual thinking and promote organizational skills with all students.

Speakers
avatar for Fely García - López

Fely García - López

Other, La Joya ISD - Lorenzo De Zavala Middle
Felicitas Garcia Lopez, or Miss Fely, as her students call her, has been a middle school teacher since 2005. She has taught 6th, 7th and 8th grade English Language arts and reading in the La Joya Independent School district. Miss. Fely specializes in apps or Web 2.0 tools to reach... Read More →


Friday July 19, 2019 1:05pm - 2:05pm CDT
B102

1:05pm CDT

PDF Escape and Microsoft Office
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn editing, form filling, page arrangement, printing, saving, and form publishing using free PDF Escape Online. Want to learn more about Microsoft Office tips and tricks? Join the session today!

Speakers
avatar for Hector Trevino

Hector Trevino

CTE Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 1:05pm - 2:05pm CDT
A112 Lab

1:05pm CDT

Powerful Digital Storytelling
Limited Capacity seats available

Storytelling is part of human nature. Since the beginning of time,
stories of courage and bravery and inspiration have been passed
down from generation to generation. In our current era, digital tools
make it even easier for us and our students to tell their story. In this
session, teachers will learn about multiple tools that give students a
voice as they tell their story. Through creating electronic personal
narratives, students become active creators, rather than passive
consumers of multimedia. Teachers will learn about the uses of Apple Clips, Adobe Spark Video, and Flipgrid!

Speakers
avatar for Omar Lopez

Omar Lopez

Science Teacher, La Joya ISD
BACKGROUND: I've been a teacher at La Joya ISD since 2004. I've taught 7th grade ELA, an 8th grade Reading and Writing Connection course and currently, 8th grade science, again. I've been happily married to my wife Fely Garcia (@fely_garcia0207) for 16 years, who I am proud to say... Read More →


Friday July 19, 2019 1:05pm - 2:05pm CDT
B101

1:05pm CDT

Nearpod
Limited Capacity seats available

Create interactive lessons in minutes
Save prep time by easily importing existing lessons (pdfs, jpegs, ppts) and adding interactive features such as Virtual Field Trips, 3D Objects, Quizzes, Polls, Open Ended Questions + more!

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Uresti

Anthony Uresti

Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 1:05pm - 2:05pm CDT
B108

1:05pm CDT

Blackboard in the Classroom Setting
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn how to set up Blackboard to create a digital environment.  You will learn how to import students, create assignment, conduct online discussions, assign tests, and grading.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Salinas

Alex Salinas

CTE Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 1:05pm - 2:05pm CDT
A109 Lab

1:05pm CDT

Broadcast to Teach
Limited Capacity seats available

On the concept of Flipped Classrooms, we'll cover tools available to you: Screencastify, YouTube & Hangouts on Air, EdPuzzle, and Jamboard.  Come with an open mind. Failure is an option... and an important part of the Engineering Cycle. Fear of tech happens, but must be willing to overcome it.

Speakers
avatar for Carlos Garza

Carlos Garza

CTE Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 1:05pm - 2:05pm CDT
C107

1:05pm CDT

Integrating Technology to Create Engaging and Interactive Read-Alouds
Limited Capacity seats available

Engage the entire class by implementing sound effects and embedding questions into read-alouds. Applications in the presentation will include Novel Effect and EdPuzzle. The objective is for students to increase listening comprehension.

Speakers
avatar for Carlina-Capelo Pichardo

Carlina-Capelo Pichardo

Elementary GT Teacher, La Joya ISD
National Geographic Digital Learning Team Teaching AssistantNational Geographic Certified EducatorGoogle Level 1 Certified EducatorCampus TechnologistSeesaw AmbassadorEdPuzzle Coach


Friday July 19, 2019 1:05pm - 2:05pm CDT
B103

1:05pm CDT

Photoshop for free
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session you will utilize an online tool that works like photoshop. You will become familiar with common tools and how to use them. You will learn how to remove backgrounds, change the color of an image, and work with layers. The session can change based on your needs.

Speakers
avatar for Anastacio Gaytan

Anastacio Gaytan

Science teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 1:05pm - 2:05pm CDT
B109 Lab

2:10pm CDT

Make your own Escape Room!
Limited Capacity seats available

Use Dynamic QR codes, Google Forms, Binary codes, Ciphers and puzzles to create some fun ESCAPE ROOMS that integrate technology with reading passages, math problems, writing and grammar, or even science. Participants will take home games ready-for-play. All you need is ONE device (iPad or Chromebook) in your classroom. I will also raffle Escape Room goodies such as playing cards, UV pens/lights, locks, and books.

Speakers
avatar for Damian Benavides

Damian Benavides

Elementary Teacher, La Joya ISD
Camarena Elementary Robotics Club CoachCamarena Elementary Chess Club CoachCamp RED InstructorEducational Excellence Grant Recipient


Friday July 19, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm CDT
A110

2:10pm CDT

Working Smarter not Harder with QR Codes
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you overloaded with work but don't have enough time? Do you often find yourself overwhelmed trying to differentiate instruction? Are you looking for ideas to help facilitate students with and without accommodations? Look no further! This session will show you how you can "Work Smarter Not Harder with QR Codes". QR codes can help you alleviate some of the daily tasks and can be modified and implemented for grades PK-12. We will give you tips, ideas and even get you started creating your very own QR codes. We will have some QR code freebies to get you started! Come and join us!

Speakers
avatar for Josefa Garces

Josefa Garces

Teacher, La Joya ISD
avatar for Gabriela Rojas

Gabriela Rojas

Teacher, La Joya ISD
Ive been teaching at Sam Fordyce Elementary for 11 years now! I taught PreKinder for 10 consecutive years, this 18-19 school year I was moved to 4th grade! I learned that technology can be integrated in education as early as PK! Technology integration into education can make your... Read More →


Friday July 19, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm CDT
B104

2:10pm CDT

Enhancing Literacy Centers through Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

Attendees will learn how to integrate technology in their literacy centers. They will be learning the various apps they can use to keep their students engaged. I will be showing them apps such as A+ Spelling, SeeSaw, Apple Clips, Popplet, Kahoot!, Chatterkid and Prodigy. I will also expose them to resources like Boom Digital task cards and Nearpod and how they can use it in their classroom. They will also learn how to link a regular QR code or Chirp QR code to a recording or particular website to maximize instructional time.

Speakers
avatar for Joanna Garza

Joanna Garza

Teacher, La Joya ISD
I'm currently a 2nd grade teacher at Sam Fordyce Elementary. I have been teaching for 9 years. I have taught Kinder and 2nd grade and know the importance of having literacy centers during the reading block. Come and join me and learn how technology can enhance your literacy instruction... Read More →


Friday July 19, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm CDT
C104

2:10pm CDT

Immersive Learning With Google Expeditions
Limited Capacity seats available

With a little creativity, teachers can use Google Expeditions to create a world of immersive learning without ever leaving the classroom.  Think about being able to provide background knowledge for kids who otherwise wouldn't have it.  Come and join me and explore Natural Bridge Caverns and learn about cave formations while creating a Stop Motion video.  This session will allow you to experience not just the amazing world of virtual reality but how appropriate technology integration can enhance learning!!

Speakers
avatar for Beatrice Gonzalez

Beatrice Gonzalez

Teacher, La Joya ISD
Hello, I am Beatrice Cerda-Gonzalez, a proud product of La Joya ISD. For the past 12 years, I have dedicated myself to giving back to our community by educating our children from the Rio Grande Valley. I am a mother of four amazingly loving boys, who fuel my passion for life. I believe... Read More →


Friday July 19, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm CDT
A106

2:10pm CDT

Transforming Literacy Centers with Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

In the session, elementary teachers will be able to explore different ways technology can be integrated in the classroom to enhance learning during literacy centers (Comprehension, Vocabulary, Fluency, Writing and Social Studies). Some apps teachers will explore include: Seesaw, Flipgrid, Padlet, YouDoodle, Stickman, Popplet and more. Teachers will leave with a packet of ideas ready to implement in the classroom. Bring your own mobile device

Speakers
avatar for Gicela Salinas

Gicela Salinas

Elementary Teacher, La Joya ISD
avatar for Marlen Hinojosa

Marlen Hinojosa

Elementary Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm CDT
A104

2:10pm CDT

Book Creator: The Perfect Teaching Assistant
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will help teachers learn how to navigate through Book Creator. In addition, it will demonstrate how teachers can use it to modify classroom assignments and/or assessments to fit students individual needs.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Torres

Sarah Torres

Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm CDT
C103

2:10pm CDT

Creating Google Forms
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we will be creating google forms. Presenter will guide teacher on the different types of forms they can create. Also, we will create a QR code based on the sample form.  Please bring an electronic device.

Speakers
avatar for Migdalia Reyna

Migdalia Reyna

Elementary Teacher, La Joya ISD
I have taught for 10 years at La Joya ISD. I've taught PreK, 5th, 4th and Grade. I am currently a 3rd grade Dual Language Teacher at Sam Fordyce Elementary. I was part of the 2018-2019 Google Academy and now be attending the Apple Academy for this 2019-2020. Technology... Read More →


Friday July 19, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm CDT
C105

2:10pm CDT

Google Chrome is Out of this World!
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn all the amazing out of this world things you can do with Google Chrome!
Pin Tabs, Picture Bookmarks, Chrome Extensions and soooo much more! This session will show you tips on how to maximize productivity by using the many features that Google Chrome has to offer.
To fully experience the intergalactic magic of Google Chrome, please bring a laptop to this session. Make sure you have Chrome downloaded on your laptop.

Friday July 19, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm CDT
A101

2:10pm CDT

Google Classroom Basics
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to start using Google Classroom? In this session you will learn the basics, such as setting up your classroom, how to have students join, and how to attach assignments.

Speakers
avatar for Beatrize Valenzuela

Beatrize Valenzuela

Science Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm CDT
B107 Lab

2:10pm CDT

Redefining App Creation with Google Slides.
Limited Capacity seats available

Educators will learn how to create an "app" using Google Slides. This method is great for reviews, websites, parent information, and a multitude of others.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Britten O'Neill

Christina Britten O'Neill

8th Grade Science Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm CDT
B105

2:10pm CDT

App Smashing in the Science Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

With this session you will learn how to integrate technology into not only Science whole group lessons, but to utilize them for centers, small group work, bilingual pair work, and quick checks.  The apps that will be discussed and demonstrated are StopMotion, Sketches School, Apple Clips, and FlipGrid.  The StopMotion App will be used to create stop motion movies showing steps in a process or in sequential order with Science TEKS.  Sketches School will be used to illustrate student products that may normally be done in a foldable or interactive word wall.  Both of these apps will be app smashed with Apple Clips to create a movie allowing the students to explain what their stop motion movie and sketches are and mean.  FlipGrid will be demonstrated as an excellent tool that allows students to orally respond to a reflection question or open ended questions.  This is a HUGE help with TELPAS speaking practice for ELL students.  This app smashing session will innovate your instruction and get your students engaged on a whole new level.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Garza

Elizabeth Garza

8th Grade Science Teacher, La Joya ISD
La Joya ISD Apple Academy Member 2018-2019Flipgrid Certified Educator Apple Educator Campus Technology Trainer


Friday July 19, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm CDT
B106

2:10pm CDT

App Smashing Stop Motion and Clips
Limited Capacity seats available

Audience will be exposed to the basics of Stop Motion animation and apple clips. They will create a short video using play dough or paper/ pencil and then app smash to clips. Using apple clips, they will explain and elaborate on the concept of their choice or a science TEK.

Speakers
avatar for Marisol Garza

Marisol Garza

Science Teacher, La Joya ISD
Technology enthusiast, life-long learner and passionate educator.


Friday July 19, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm CDT
C101

2:10pm CDT

Maximize Learning With Seesaw!
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn how to use Seesaw to create endless possible activities for students.  Ideal for centers and stations!  Bring an iPad with Seesaw app installed, if possible.

Speakers
avatar for Belinda Garcia

Belinda Garcia

Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm CDT
Library Lab

2:10pm CDT

Putting the Spark in ELA
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to bring some elements of literature to life? At this session participants will learn some Adobe Video basic skills and will gain some ideas as to how to incorporate technology at a modification level in the Language Arts class. Ideas and examples will be shared! If possible bring an iPad with Adobe Spark Video App installed.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Recinos

Elizabeth Recinos

ELA Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm CDT
A103

2:10pm CDT

The Power of PicCollage in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

In this highly interactive session, teachers will discover the endless possibilities on how to enhance learning by using PicCollage as a tool in literacy and across any content area. PicCollage is great to enhance visual thinking and promote organizational skills with all students.

Speakers
avatar for Fely García - López

Fely García - López

Other, La Joya ISD - Lorenzo De Zavala Middle
Felicitas Garcia Lopez, or Miss Fely, as her students call her, has been a middle school teacher since 2005. She has taught 6th, 7th and 8th grade English Language arts and reading in the La Joya Independent School district. Miss. Fely specializes in apps or Web 2.0 tools to reach... Read More →


Friday July 19, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm CDT
B102

2:10pm CDT

PDF Escape and Microsoft Office
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn editing, form filling, page arrangement, printing, saving, and form publishing using free PDF Escape Online. Want to learn more about Microsoft Office tips and tricks? Join the session today!

Speakers
avatar for Hector Trevino

Hector Trevino

CTE Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm CDT
A112 Lab

2:10pm CDT

Powerful Digital Storytelling
Limited Capacity seats available

Storytelling is part of human nature. Since the beginning of time,
stories of courage and bravery and inspiration have been passed
down from generation to generation. In our current era, digital tools
make it even easier for us and our students to tell their story. In this
session, teachers will learn about multiple tools that give students a
voice as they tell their story. Through creating electronic personal
narratives, students become active creators, rather than passive
consumers of multimedia. Teachers will learn about the uses of Apple Clips, Adobe Spark Video, and Flipgrid!

Speakers
avatar for Omar Lopez

Omar Lopez

Science Teacher, La Joya ISD
BACKGROUND: I've been a teacher at La Joya ISD since 2004. I've taught 7th grade ELA, an 8th grade Reading and Writing Connection course and currently, 8th grade science, again. I've been happily married to my wife Fely Garcia (@fely_garcia0207) for 16 years, who I am proud to say... Read More →


Friday July 19, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm CDT
B101

2:10pm CDT

Nearpod
Limited Capacity seats available

Create interactive lessons in minutes
Save prep time by easily importing existing lessons (pdfs, jpegs, ppts) and adding interactive features such as Virtual Field Trips, 3D Objects, Quizzes, Polls, Open Ended Questions + more!

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Uresti

Anthony Uresti

Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm CDT
B108

2:10pm CDT

Blackboard in the Classroom Setting
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Alex Salinas

Alex Salinas

CTE Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm CDT
A109 Lab

2:10pm CDT

Broadcast to Teach
Limited Capacity seats available

On the concept of Flipped Classrooms, we'll cover tools available to you: Screencastify, YouTube & Hangouts on Air, EdPuzzle, and Jamboard.  Come with an open mind. Failure is an option... and an important part of the Engineering Cycle. Fear of tech happens, but must be willing to overcome it.

Speakers
avatar for Carlos Garza

Carlos Garza

CTE Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm CDT
C107

2:10pm CDT

Integrating Technology to Create Engaging and Interactive Read-Alouds
Limited Capacity seats available

Engage the entire class by implementing sound effects and embedding questions into read-alouds. Applications in the presentation will include Novel Effect and EdPuzzle. The objective is for students to increase listening comprehension.

Speakers
avatar for Carlina-Capelo Pichardo

Carlina-Capelo Pichardo

Elementary GT Teacher, La Joya ISD
National Geographic Digital Learning Team Teaching AssistantNational Geographic Certified EducatorGoogle Level 1 Certified EducatorCampus TechnologistSeesaw AmbassadorEdPuzzle Coach


Friday July 19, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm CDT
B103

2:10pm CDT

Photoshop for free
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session you will utilize an online tool that works like photoshop. You will become familiar with common tools and how to use them. You will learn how to remove backgrounds, change the color of an image, and work with layers. The session can change based on your needs.

Speakers
avatar for Anastacio Gaytan

Anastacio Gaytan

Science teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 2:10pm - 3:10pm CDT
B109 Lab

3:15pm CDT

Make your own Escape Room!
Limited Capacity seats available

Use Dynamic QR codes, Google Forms, Binary codes, Ciphers and puzzles to create some fun ESCAPE ROOMS that integrate technology with reading passages, math problems, writing and grammar, or even science. Participants will take home games ready-for-play. All you need is ONE device (iPad or Chromebook) in your classroom. I will also raffle Escape Room goodies such as playing cards, UV pens/lights, locks, and books.

Speakers
avatar for Damian Benavides

Damian Benavides

Elementary Teacher, La Joya ISD
Camarena Elementary Robotics Club CoachCamarena Elementary Chess Club CoachCamp RED InstructorEducational Excellence Grant Recipient


Friday July 19, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm CDT
A110

3:15pm CDT

Working Smarter not Harder with QR Codes
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you overloaded with work but don't have enough time? Do you often find yourself overwhelmed trying to differentiate instruction? Are you looking for ideas to help facilitate students with and without accommodations? Look no further! This session will show you how you can "Work Smarter Not Harder with QR Codes". QR codes can help you alleviate some of the daily tasks and can be modified and implemented for grades PK-12. We will give you tips, ideas and even get you started creating your very own QR codes. We will have some QR code freebies to get you started! Come and join us!

Speakers
avatar for Josefa Garces

Josefa Garces

Teacher, La Joya ISD
avatar for Gabriela Rojas

Gabriela Rojas

Teacher, La Joya ISD
Ive been teaching at Sam Fordyce Elementary for 11 years now! I taught PreKinder for 10 consecutive years, this 18-19 school year I was moved to 4th grade! I learned that technology can be integrated in education as early as PK! Technology integration into education can make your... Read More →


Friday July 19, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm CDT
B104

3:15pm CDT

Enhancing Literacy Centers through Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

Attendees will learn how to integrate technology in their literacy centers. They will be learning the various apps they can use to keep their students engaged. I will be showing them apps such as A+ Spelling, SeeSaw, Apple Clips, Popplet, Kahoot!, Chatterkid and Prodigy. I will also expose them to resources like Boom Digital task cards and Nearpod and how they can use it in their classroom. They will also learn how to link a regular QR code or Chirp QR code to a recording or particular website to maximize instructional time.

Speakers
avatar for Joanna Garza

Joanna Garza

Teacher, La Joya ISD
I'm currently a 2nd grade teacher at Sam Fordyce Elementary. I have been teaching for 9 years. I have taught Kinder and 2nd grade and know the importance of having literacy centers during the reading block. Come and join me and learn how technology can enhance your literacy instruction... Read More →


Friday July 19, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm CDT
C104

3:15pm CDT

Immersive Learning With Google Expeditions
Limited Capacity seats available

With a little creativity, teachers can use Google Expeditions to create a world of immersive learning without ever leaving the classroom.  Think about being able to provide background knowledge for kids who otherwise wouldn't have it.  Come and join me and explore Natural Bridge Caverns and learn about cave formations while creating a Stop Motion video.  This session will allow you to experience not just the amazing world of virtual reality but how appropriate technology integration can enhance learning!!

Speakers
avatar for Beatrice Gonzalez

Beatrice Gonzalez

Teacher, La Joya ISD
Hello, I am Beatrice Cerda-Gonzalez, a proud product of La Joya ISD. For the past 12 years, I have dedicated myself to giving back to our community by educating our children from the Rio Grande Valley. I am a mother of four amazingly loving boys, who fuel my passion for life. I believe... Read More →


Friday July 19, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm CDT
A106

3:15pm CDT

Transforming Literacy Centers with Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

In the session, elementary teachers will be able to explore different ways technology can be integrated in the classroom to enhance learning during literacy centers (Comprehension, Vocabulary, Fluency, Writing and Social Studies). Some apps teachers will explore include: Seesaw, Flipgrid, Padlet, YouDoodle, Stickman, Popplet and more. Teachers will leave with a packet of ideas ready to implement in the classroom. Bring your own mobile device

Speakers
avatar for Gicela Salinas

Gicela Salinas

Elementary Teacher, La Joya ISD
avatar for Marlen Hinojosa

Marlen Hinojosa

Elementary Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm CDT
A104

3:15pm CDT

Book Creator: The Perfect Teaching Assistant
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will help teachers learn how to navigate through Book Creator. In addition, it will demonstrate how teachers can use it to modify classroom assignments and/or assessments to fit students individual needs.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Torres

Sarah Torres

Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm CDT
C103

3:15pm CDT

Creating Google Forms
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we will be creating google forms. Presenter will guide teacher on the different types of forms they can create. Also, we will create a QR code based on the sample form.  Please bring an electronic device.

Speakers
avatar for Migdalia Reyna

Migdalia Reyna

Elementary Teacher, La Joya ISD
I have taught for 10 years at La Joya ISD. I've taught PreK, 5th, 4th and Grade. I am currently a 3rd grade Dual Language Teacher at Sam Fordyce Elementary. I was part of the 2018-2019 Google Academy and now be attending the Apple Academy for this 2019-2020. Technology... Read More →


Friday July 19, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm CDT
C105

3:15pm CDT

Google Chrome is Out of this World!
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn all the amazing out of this world things you can do with Google Chrome!
Pin Tabs, Picture Bookmarks, Chrome Extensions and soooo much more! This session will show you tips on how to maximize productivity by using the many features that Google Chrome has to offer.
To fully experience the intergalactic magic of Google Chrome, please bring a laptop to this session. Make sure you have Chrome downloaded on your laptop.

Friday July 19, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm CDT
A101

3:15pm CDT

Google Classroom Basics
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to start using Google Classroom? In this session you will learn the basics, such as setting up your classroom, how to have students join, and how to attach assignments. Google username and

Speakers
avatar for Beatrize Valenzuela

Beatrize Valenzuela

Science Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm CDT
B107 Lab

3:15pm CDT

Redefining App Creation with Google Slides.
Limited Capacity seats available

Educators will learn how to create an "app" using Google Slides. This method is great for reviews, websites, parent information, and a multitude of others.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Britten O'Neill

Christina Britten O'Neill

8th Grade Science Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm CDT
B105

3:15pm CDT

App Smashing in the Science Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

With this session you will learn how to integrate technology into not only Science whole group lessons, but to utilize them for centers, small group work, bilingual pair work, and quick checks.  The apps that will be discussed and demonstrated are StopMotion, Sketches School, Apple Clips, and FlipGrid.  The StopMotion App will be used to create stop motion movies showing steps in a process or in sequential order with Science TEKS.  Sketches School will be used to illustrate student products that may normally be done in a foldable or interactive word wall.  Both of these apps will be app smashed with Apple Clips to create a movie allowing the students to explain what their stop motion movie and sketches are and mean.  FlipGrid will be demonstrated as an excellent tool that allows students to orally respond to a reflection question or open ended questions.  This is a HUGE help with TELPAS speaking practice for ELL students.  This app smashing session will innovate your instruction and get your students engaged on a whole new level.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Garza

Elizabeth Garza

8th Grade Science Teacher, La Joya ISD
La Joya ISD Apple Academy Member 2018-2019Flipgrid Certified Educator Apple Educator Campus Technology Trainer


Friday July 19, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm CDT
B106

3:15pm CDT

App Smashing Stop Motion and Clips
Limited Capacity seats available

Audience will be exposed to the basics of Stop Motion animation and apple clips. They will create a short video using play dough or paper/ pencil and then app smash to clips. Using apple clips, they will explain and elaborate on the concept of their choice or a science TEK.

Speakers
avatar for Marisol Garza

Marisol Garza

Science Teacher, La Joya ISD
Technology enthusiast, life-long learner and passionate educator.


Friday July 19, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm CDT
C101

3:15pm CDT

Maximize Learning With Seesaw!
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Belinda Garcia

Belinda Garcia

Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm CDT
Library Lab

3:15pm CDT

Putting the Spark in ELA
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to bring some elements of literature to life? At this session participants will learn some Adobe Video basic skills and will gain some ideas as to how to incorporate technology at a modification level in the Language Arts class. Ideas and examples will be shared! If possible bring an iPad with Adobe Spark Video App installed.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Recinos

Elizabeth Recinos

ELA Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm CDT
A103

3:15pm CDT

The Power of PicCollage in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

In this highly interactive session, teachers will discover the endless possibilities on how to enhance learning by using PicCollage as a tool in literacy and across any content area. PicCollage is great to enhance visual thinking and promote organizational skills with all students.

Speakers
avatar for Fely García - López

Fely García - López

Other, La Joya ISD - Lorenzo De Zavala Middle
Felicitas Garcia Lopez, or Miss Fely, as her students call her, has been a middle school teacher since 2005. She has taught 6th, 7th and 8th grade English Language arts and reading in the La Joya Independent School district. Miss. Fely specializes in apps or Web 2.0 tools to reach... Read More →


Friday July 19, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm CDT
B102

3:15pm CDT

PDF Escape and Microsoft Office
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn editing, form filling, page arrangement, printing, saving, and form publishing using free PDF Escape Online. Want to learn more about Microsoft Office tips and tricks? Join the session today!

Speakers
avatar for Hector Trevino

Hector Trevino

CTE Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm CDT
A112 Lab

3:15pm CDT

Powerful Digital Storytelling
Limited Capacity seats available

Storytelling is part of human nature. Since the beginning of time,
stories of courage and bravery and inspiration have been passed
down from generation to generation. In our current era, digital tools
make it even easier for us and our students to tell their story. In this
session, teachers will learn about multiple tools that give students a
voice as they tell their story. Through creating electronic personal
narratives, students become active creators, rather than passive
consumers of multimedia. Teachers will learn about the uses of Apple Clips, Adobe Spark Video, and Flipgrid!

Speakers
avatar for Omar Lopez

Omar Lopez

Science Teacher, La Joya ISD
BACKGROUND: I've been a teacher at La Joya ISD since 2004. I've taught 7th grade ELA, an 8th grade Reading and Writing Connection course and currently, 8th grade science, again. I've been happily married to my wife Fely Garcia (@fely_garcia0207) for 16 years, who I am proud to say... Read More →


Friday July 19, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm CDT
B101

3:15pm CDT

Nearpod
Limited Capacity seats available

Create interactive lessons in minutes
Save prep time by easily importing existing lessons (pdfs, jpegs, ppts) and adding interactive features such as Virtual Field Trips, 3D Objects, Quizzes, Polls, Open Ended Questions + more!

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Uresti

Anthony Uresti

Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm CDT
B108

3:15pm CDT

Blackboard in the Classroom Setting
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Alex Salinas

Alex Salinas

CTE Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm CDT
A109 Lab

3:15pm CDT

Broadcast to Teach
Limited Capacity seats available

On the concept of Flipped Classrooms, we'll cover tools available to you: Screencastify, YouTube & Hangouts on Air, EdPuzzle, and Jamboard.  Come with an open mind. Failure is an option... and an important part of the Engineering Cycle. Fear of tech happens, but must be willing to overcome it.

Speakers
avatar for Carlos Garza

Carlos Garza

CTE Teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm CDT
C107

3:15pm CDT

Integrating Technology to Create Engaging and Interactive Read-Alouds
Limited Capacity seats available

Engage the entire class by implementing sound effects and embedding questions into read-alouds. Applications in the presentation will include Novel Effect and EdPuzzle. The objective is for students to increase listening comprehension.

Speakers
avatar for Carlina-Capelo Pichardo

Carlina-Capelo Pichardo

Elementary GT Teacher, La Joya ISD
National Geographic Digital Learning Team Teaching AssistantNational Geographic Certified EducatorGoogle Level 1 Certified EducatorCampus TechnologistSeesaw AmbassadorEdPuzzle Coach


Friday July 19, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm CDT
B103

3:15pm CDT

Photoshop for free
Limited Capacity full

In this session you will utilize an online tool that works like photoshop. You will become familiar with common tools and how to use them. You will learn how to remove backgrounds, change the color of an image, and work with layers. The session can change based on your needs.

Speakers
avatar for Anastacio Gaytan

Anastacio Gaytan

Science teacher, La Joya ISD


Friday July 19, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm CDT
B109 Lab