See you in San Antonio!
June 25-28
POPUp Classroom: Grand Hyatt, Lone Star C
Exhibit Hall: Booth 1708

Whether you’re entirely new to BrainPOP or a veteran user, we’ve got programming that’s perfect for you. Take a look at the free PD we’re offering in our POPUp Classroom, like Certified BrainPOP Educator workshops and Beginner sessions that include a 6-month trial for non-subscribers. Pre-registration may be required (where noted), so reserve your spot today and bring your own device!

Also stop by the booth for an on-demand demo about whatever interests you: student creation tools like Make-a-Map, Make-a-Movie, and the new Creative Coding projects; custom and playful assessment; learning games; PD; BrainPOP ESL; and beyond! And of course, snap a selfie with Moby.

Also be sure to leave some room on your itinerary for the top-notch and relevant ISTE sessions we’re recommending, included below.

Show Us a Movie, Take Home a Tote!

Already taking advantage of Make-a-Movie? Come by the booth, show us one of the cinematic masterpieces you’ve created with it, and take home a BrainPOP tote! Not yet a subscriber? Ask at the booth about a temporary log-in so you too can explore our movie making tool and snag a bag.

Pre-Conference: Sunday, June 25

Certified BrainPOP Educator Workshop, Option 1
8-11:30 am ♦ POPUp Classroom: Grand Hyatt, Lone Star C ♦ Pre-register
This workshop constitutes the foundation for our Certified BrainPOP Educator (CBE) program. The “CBE” program is designed to help you take full advantage of the features included in a school-wide BrainPOP subscription – from creation and reflection tools to learning games to the ability to keep track of learning.
Also offered Sunday, 1 pm and Tuesday, 1 pm
Pre-register

Technologia Para Hispanohablantes: Explore Best Spanish-Language Digital Resources
8:30-11:30 am ♦ Dr. Rita Oates (Oates Associates) & John Lien (Orange County Public Schools)
Teachers who teach in Spanish — with native speakers or second language learners — will explore ways to increase Spanish language in classrooms through websites, apps, videos and strategies. World language instruction focuses on using authentic materials, including audio and video sources and digital materials for student learning in Spanish.
Pre-register/$123

Certified BrainPOP Educator Workshop, Option 2
1-4:30 pm ♦ POPUp Classroom: Grand Hyatt, Lone Star C ♦ Pre-register
This workshop constitutes the foundation for our Certified BrainPOP Educator (CBE) program. The “CBE” program is designed to help you take full advantage of the features included in a school-wide BrainPOP subscription – from creation and reflection tools to learning games to the ability to keep track of learning.
Also offered Sunday, 8 am and Tuesday, 1 pm
Pre-register

Pre-el PBL: Real World Learning Motivates and Engages Our Youngest Students
7-8:30 pm ♦ Martha Bowden (Episcopal School of Dallas), Allison Hogan (The Hockaday Lower School)
Our poster session will include finished projects created by our students along with videos of the process and student reflections of their learning. We will bring project-based interdisciplinary hands-on activities that conference attendees can explore and will demonstrate various creativity tools we utilize for student content mastery.

Leadership for Digital Learning Near and Far: New Research from International Schools

7-8:30 pm ♦ Dr. Julie Evans (Project Tomorrow) & Dr. Kari Stubbs (BrainPOP)
Effective educational leadership practices are not limited by the world map. In this session, we will share two years of research examining how international schools are leveraging digital tools, content and resources to transform learning – and demonstrate the connection between the ISTE standards and effective digital learning leadership worldwide. 

Monday, June 26

Is Computer Science the Great Equity Equalizer?
8:30-9:30 am ♦ Vanessa Jones (Austin ISD)
Explore and experience how Code Studio empowers students to create computer programs that will help them learn to collaborate and communicate with others, develop problem-solving skills and design creative and innovative games and stories.
Pre-register

Creative Coding With BrainPOP + Vidcode
9-10 am ♦ POPUp Classroom: Grand Hyatt, Lone Star C
Be among the very first to experience Creative Coding projects on BrainPOP – the latest addition to our suite of student creation tools! We’ve teamed up with Vidcode to bring you these cross-curricular, topic-level projects, which let students jump right into coding, make things they love, and show what they know in a whole new way – even without prior experience. They’re a great entry into the world of coding, no matter what you teach.
Also offered Wednesday, 9 am

The Power of BrainPOP & Breakout EDU
9-10 am ♦ Adam Bellow (Breakout EDU), Dyane Smokorowski (Andover USD 385), Dr. Kari Stubbs (BrainPOP)
Ready to discover a new way to challenge your students to think critically? Bring your device for a fun experience where digital learning meets physical exploration. In this interactive session, we’ll explore a series of exciting and collaborative learning tasks.
Pre-register

Full STEAM Ahead: Play, Learn, Inspire (Playground)
10:30-11:30 am ♦ Mini Theatre A ♦ Rayna Freedman (Jordan/Jackson Elementary)
Rayna Freedman, one of our Certified BrainPOP Educators, hosts this session as part of an ISTE “Playground” dedicated to hands-on play with new and classic tools; the sharing of ideas and experiences in an informal setting; and the highlighting of student work, all related to STEAM. Leave inspired to try all kinds of new things in class!

The Impact of Pairing BrainPOP With Breakout EDU
10:30-11:30 am ♦ POPUp Classroom: Grand Hyatt, Lone Star C
Come get the inside scoop on the Breakout EDU puzzle we’re designing! This preview session shows you the different skills Breakout EDU puzzles can build, and highlights the power of BrainPOP and Breakout EDU when paired in class.

Lights, Camera, Action: Make-a-Movie
12-1 pm ♦ POPUp Classroom: Grand Hyatt, Lone Star C
Make your own, BrainPOP-style movie with our newest student creation tool! In this session, you’ll learn to produce your own “feature film” with Make-a-Movie – starring Moby. We’ll show you the ins and outs of the tool, and talk about the ways you can use it to cultivate planning, organizing, writing, collaborating, and analyzing. Head back to class in the fall ready to let students take ownership of their learning as they engage with curricular content on a deeper level. 
Also offered Tuesday, 11:45 am and Wednesday, 12 pm

ABRA-CODE-ABRA: The Magic of Coding & Programming in Elementary Classrooms
1:30-2:30 pm ♦ Sarah Dahlheimer (Natick Public Schools), Jed Stefanowicz (Natick Public Schools)
These grade 3 teachers showcase hands-on opportunities for coding and early programming using apps and robots, plus offline activities fostering problem-solving skills and engineering with curriculum integration. Both presenters are Code.org and Google Certified Educators.

BrainPOP for Beginners (Non-Subscribers Only)
1:30-2:30 pm ♦ POPUp Classroom: Grand Hyatt, Lone Star C
New to BrainPOP? We’ll introduce you to the breadth of our resources, including animated movies, student creation and reflection tools, educational games, playful and custom assessment, and the ability to keep track of learning. Attendees receive an extended free school trial for use through December! 
Also offered Tuesday, 10:15 am and Wednesday, 10:30 am

Leveraging Technology Tools to Foster Creativity and Amplify Student Voice
2:30-3:30 pm ♦ Whitney Wadecki (Waterford Public Schools), Robyn McKenney (Waterford Public Schools)
Explore several innovative digital tools that can be used to transform learning environments, foster creativity and amplify student voice. We’ll focus on using these tools to develop perseverance, problem solving, creativity and computational thinking. Join us to try Seesaw, Shadow Puppet, Plicker, ChatterPix, MyBrainPop, Google MyMaps and Kahoot.
Pre-register

Certified BrainPOP Educator Showcase
3-4 pm ♦ POPUp Classroom: Grand Hyatt, Lone Star C
Our Certified BrainPOP Educators (CBEs) take center stage, sharing the creative ways they’re putting our content and features to use in class. You’ll hear real-life anecdotes about everything from assessment to PD to game-based learning, from educators representing a range of different grades and specialties. Pick up practical tips and best practices to implement in your own classroom this fall and beyond.

Focus Group: School Admin Dashboard / District Admin Dashboard

4:30-5:30 pm ♦ POPUp Classroom: Grand Hyatt, Lone Star C
School- and district-level administrators are invited to weigh in on improvements we’re considering for the school Admin Dashboard and the face of the upcoming district Admin Dashboard to better meet your needs. Note: focus groups are limited in size to 20. First-come/first-served. 

Tuesday, June 27

BrainPOP for Beginners
10:15-11:15 am ♦ POPUp Classroom: Grand Hyatt, Lone Star C
New to BrainPOP? We’ll introduce you to the breadth of our resources, including animated movies, student creation and reflection tools, educational games, playful and custom assessment, and the ability to keep track of learning. Attendees receive an extended free school trial for use through December! 
Also offered Monday, 1:30 pm and Wednesday, 10:30 am


Lights, Camera, Action: Make-a-Movie
11:45 am-12:45 pm ♦ POPUp Classroom: Grand Hyatt, Lone Star C
Make your own, BrainPOP-style movie with our newest student creation tool! In this session, you’ll learn to produce your own “feature film” with Make-a-Movie – starring Moby. We’ll show you the ins and outs of the tool, and talk about the ways you can use it to cultivate planning, organizing, writing, collaborating, and analyzing. Head back to class in the fall ready to let students take ownership of their learning as they engage with curricular content on a deeper level. 
Also offered Monday, 12 pm and Wednesday, 12 pm

STEAMing Ahead With Student Engagement & Critical Thinking
12:15-1:15 pm ♦ Shaina Glass (Aldine ISD), Dr. Kari Stubbs (BrainPOP)
Bop bop da bee bob. The A in STEAM inspires students to explore deeply their creativity in the arts. This session puts the Arts front and center by engaging attendees with a variety of tools for infusing critical thinking, collaboration, and problem solving in the universal topic of jazz.
Pre-register
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Certified BrainPOP Educator Workshop, Option 3
1-4:30 pm ♦ POPUp Classroom: Grand Hyatt, Lone Star C ♦ Pre-register
This workshop constitutes the foundation for our Certified BrainPOP Educator (CBE) program. The “CBE” program is designed to help you take full advantage of the features included in a school-wide BrainPOP subscription – from creation and reflection tools to learning games to the ability to keep track of learning. We’re also offering this session on Sunday at 8 am and again at 1 pm.
Pre-register

iPads for Elementary: Creating & App Smashing
1:15-3:15 pm ♦ Kristen Brooks (Woodstock Elementary School)
Take a journey into the K-5th iPad Lab. Discover how I use iPads for creating projects to make standard based learning fun! Explore apps for creating, apps for coding, app smashing & where to store the student created projects so parents can see them, and implementing the ISTE standards.

How to Host a “Scratch Day” Event
1:15-3:15 pm ♦ Julianne Ross-Kleinmann (Foote School)
Scratchers who use the Scratch programming language developed at the MIT media Lab celebrate Scratch and other computational thinking programming languages with a yearly event called Scratch Day. In this presentation I will share with you what I’ve learned about hosting a Scratch event for varied audiences sizes and ages.

Rethinking Mathematics Education in a Digital World
2:30-4 pm ♦ Sandra Chow (TVO & Toronto School Board), Kim Pollishuke (York Region District School Board)
Experience how technology is redefining students’ ability to communicate, collaborate, represent and learn from one another in a one­-to-­one math classroom. Learn about tools that facilitate teachers’ ability to differentiate instruction and reach students of all levels.
Pre-register/$63

Wednesday, June 28

Gifted Education 2.0: MakerSpace, Technology, and Advanced Learning
8-10 am ♦ Heather Blake (Arlington Public Schools), Jacqueline Firster (Arlington Public Schools)
Learn how two elementary school Resource Teachers for the Gifted integrate technology with their lessons for advanced learners. Makerspace, flipped-classroom lessons, robots, and 1:1 and Personalized Learning are all part of their toolbox when teaching advanced content.

Taking ISTE Back Home to Your School
8:30-9:30 am ♦ Eric Einstein (Denver JDS), Kimberly McDermid (Denver JDS), Elana Shapiro (Denver JDS), Rebecca Versman (Denver JDS)
Hear about the impact ISTE 2016 had on a small independent school from the perspective of different attendees. You’ll discover how last year’s show spawned a year of learning for faculty and school leadership and learn how you might use ISTE 2017 to up the game in your school.


Creative Coding With BrainPOP + Vidcode
9-10 am ♦ POPUp Classroom: Grand Hyatt, Lone Star C
Be among the very first to experience Creative Coding projects on BrainPOP – the latest addition to our suite of student creation tools! We’ve teamed up with Vidcode to bring you these cross-curricular, topic-level projects, which let students jump right into coding, make things they love, and show what they know in a whole new way – even without prior experience. They’re a great entry into the world of coding, no matter what you teach.
Also offered Monday, 9 am

BrainPOP for Beginners
10:15-11:15 am ♦ POPUp Classroom: Grand Hyatt, Lone Star C
New to BrainPOP? We’ll introduce you to the breadth of our resources, including animated movies, student creation and reflection tools, educational games, playful and custom assessment, and the ability to keep track of learning. Attendees receive an extended free school trial for use through December! 
Also offered Monday, 1:30 pm and Tuesday, 10:15 am

50 PE Tech Tools to Engage Students Round 2
11 am-1 pm ♦ Betty Ann Fish (SCH Academy)
Explore tools that will help students make academic and global connections. Movement and learning are a winning combination get in on the action.

Lights, Camera, Action: Make-a-Movie
11:45 am-12:45 pm ♦ POPUp Classroom: Grand Hyatt, Lone Star C
Make your own, BrainPOP-style movie with our newest student creation tool! In this session, you’ll learn to produce your own “feature film” with Make-a-Movie – starring Moby. We’ll show you the ins and outs of the tool, and talk about the ways you can use it to cultivate planning, organizing, writing, collaborating, and analyzing. Head back to class in the fall ready to let students take ownership of their learning as they engage with curricular content on a deeper level. 
Also offered Monday, 12 pm and Tuesday, 11:45 am

Digital Content and Games: Where the Rubber Meets the Road
12-1 pm ♦ Kecia Ray (Center for Digital Education), Dr. Kari Stubbs (BrainPOP)
This panel unpacks customer needs and industry innovation surrounding digital content and education games through dialogue anchored by publications by the Center for Digital Education. This engaging conversation includes voices from district leaders in the field as well as thought leaders and content providers.

Focus Group: Simulations
1:30-2:30 pm ♦ POPUp Classroom: Grand Hyatt, Lone Star C
Do you teach science to kids in grades 3-8? We’d love your perspective on the use of science simulations in class, and how we might offer them in a meaningful way.
Note: focus groups are limited in size to 20. First-come/first-served. 

 

Register for our ISTE 2017 Certified BrainPOP Educators workshops:
Option 1: Sunday, June 25 / 8-11:30 am
Option 2: Sunday, June 25 / 1:00-4:30 pm
Option 3: Tuesday, June 27 / 1-4:30 pm

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