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InnEdCO Pre-conference Workshop

Colorado Convention Center, Mile High Ballroom 1BCD

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Technology Integration Specialist
Academy School District 20
Jessica Babbs enjoys supporting teachers as a Technology Integration Specialist for Academy District 20 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In her 25 years of teaching experience, she has served students as a Teacher Librarian, Digital Learning Coach, and elementary classroom teacher. Jessica holds master’s degrees in Information and Learning Technologies as well as elementary education. Her commitment to excellence has earned her recognition, including the Colorado Department of Education’s Highly Effective School Library Program award. Jessica has shared her expertise at conferences such as FETC (Future of Education Technology Conference), InnEdCO (Innovative Education Colorado), and CASE (Colorado Association of School Executives).
Founder & CEO
Fred Gluck teaches computer science for the University of Colorado’s science outreach program and volunteers in support of math and computer science teachers at the elementary and middle school levels. He also helps conduct online math circles for the Julia Robinson Math Festival. He is a retired engineer with degrees in mathematics and electrical engineering/computer science.
Innovation Education Colorado
Professional Development. Gifted Ed, Tech Integration, Regular Ed
Minot, ND
Julie Jaeger, PD Coach/Consultant, Veteran Elem-MS educator, Tech Integrator, and Gifted Instructor, enjoys bringing "a-ha" moments and higher order thinking via Tech Integration, Differentiated Instruction, Digital StoryTelling, and Curriculum Enrichment using Critical Creative Thinking, Problem Solving, and Questioning. Authored "I-imagine Dares Students to be Their Best Selves" (ISTE Learning and Leading, June/July 2013) and received the 2016 Digital StoryTelling Creativity Leadership Award. Currently ISTE Community Leader and ND Association for Gifted Children Board member. Former Chair of the ISTE Digital StoryTelling Network. Holds an MS in Education with Technology Integration and Credential in Gifted Education.
STEM teacher and Board Member InnEdCO
Kristin Kinner is a primary classroom teacher that evolved into a STEM teacher. Her innovative classroom focuses on personalizing learning for students, incorporates design challenges, and builds on community. She has a BA in Elementary Education, a Masters in Reading and Special Education, and a resume filled with professional development and research that is current with today's practice and has been teaching young learners for over 25 years.She serves on the Board of InnEdCO. Email: Follow her Twitter: @kinnerswinners or @k_kinnerteaches
Retired Educator
ISTE Certified Educator
I am a 30-year veteran educator, an ISTE Certified Educator, an active ISTE Community Leader member, and a Colorado InnEdCO Ambassador. I am a retired Instructional Technology/STEM-CTE Teacher from Aurora Public Schools in Aurora, Colorado. As a passionate horse lover and traveler, when I am not horseback riding or enjoying a traveling adventure, I enjoy working with educators to build their passion and understanding of Technology Integration to engage students in learning. I have presented at ISTE since 2010 and Colorado’s ISTE Affiliate InnEdCO since 2007.
Script Supervisor/Production Manager
PiePie Productions
Board President
Innovation Education Colorado
@Brandon Timothy Petersen
Brandon Petersen is an admitted geek, pop culture junkie, and fan of things learning. He currently teaches 5th Grade at Woodland Elementary in the Cherry Creek School District and is looking forward to starting up their STEM program there next year. He currently serves as Board President for InnEdCO, Innovation Education Colorado, which is a local non profit that exists to inspire and sustain communities of innovative learners. In his free time, he is a huge Disney and Theme Park enthusiast with a goal to visit every Disney Park in the world while riding as many roller coasters as he can.
Nadia Repenning is the CEO and a founder of AgentSheets, Inc., a company focused on developing and implementing software environments for agent-based games and simulations in STEM education. She has created and taught professional SGD development classes for teachers globally. Nadia Repenning is the CEO and a founder of AgentSheets, Inc., a company focused on developing and implementing software environments for agent-based games and simulations in STEM education. She has created and taught professional SGD development classes for teachers globally.
Rangeview High School
Mark is Technology Coordinator and Mechatronics Teacher at Rangeview High School in Aurora, CO. Previously, he taught Scalable Game Design for twelve years at middle school, and was part of the senior training team at the SGD Institutes, conferences, and the lead trainer for staff in the Aurora Public Schools. The Scalable Game Design initiative made a huge difference in the way that he teaches computer science and the skills related to teaching students computational thinking. This method for getting students to process Computational Thinking is unique and innovative, making a significant and engaging impact via this program for the students.
Product Manager
AgentSheets, Inc.
Corrina Perrone Smith creates tutorials/curricula for teacher PD and student instruction. She is involved in design, usability testing, and managing the AgentCubes product. Her background is in AI and CS research. She was one of the first to connect educational software to the internet with WebQuest, for which she won a Gold Medal from the Mayor of Paris, France at WWW5 for “Best Paper/Best Application of the WWW to Education.” Her research includes pioneering meta-programming applications for Analogous Programming; Optimizing Large Databases; Artificial Intelligence for Command, Control, Simulation, and Diagnostics for spacecraft; and automatic LAN diagnostics and configuration repair.

Session description

The InnEdCO Pre-conference Workshop at ISTELive 24 is the place to be for all regional educators, leaders, and organization coordinators to meet, connect, collaborate, and learn about all the latest and greatest innovations in education. Like our annual conference, all attendees are in for an amazing day jam packed full of exploring new, modern approaches to learning through a variety of experiences that integrate student voice, choice, and creativity. At the forefront of the workshop will be unique opportunities that focus heavily on educational equity, student agency, and engagement opportunities that foster deeper relationships and student success in academia, career, and beyond. It’s time to bring your passion, ideas, and interests to the InnEdCO Pre-conference and meet up with other likeminded individuals that want to make an impact in education across the state of Colorado.

Purpose & objective

Learn and collaborate with other Colorado / Rocky Mountain Region educators.

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Pre-conference Agenda

8:30 AM - CHECK IN
9:00 AM - Introductions & Welcome
9:10 AM - Welcome Activity Led by Academy District 20 Team
9:50 AM - Welcome from InnEdCO Board
10:00 AM - The Future of Education Keynote Led by Google Education Regional Team
10:45 AM - What's New in Google for Education
11:00 AM - Scavenger Hunt Powered by Goosechase
12:00 PM - Lunch & Conversations Powered by Adobe
12:30 PM - Adobe Creation Activity Led by Adobe
1:00 PM - Table Talk Discussions Unconference Led by InnEdCO

2:00 PM - Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1 - Makerspace CTE Workshop with Gwynn (Stay in Main Room 1bc)
Breakout 2 - Educational Equity for Special Populations with Gina (Room 2A, 2B, and 2C)
Breakout 3 - 3D Video Game Design with Mark S (Room 2B)
Breakout 4 - Creating Movie and film festivals for CTE students with Roe Moore & Ryan Head (Room 2C)
Breakout 5 - Digital Storytelling with Julie Jaeger (1EF)

3:00 PM - Break & Regroup
3:10 PM - Putting It All Together / Wrapping It Up

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Supporting research

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