Great Plains Summit 2020 - Quarantine Edition

Get Ready for the 2020 Great Plains Summit!

The Great Plains Summit: Quarantine Edition is a 3 day conference focused on the use of Google Suite for Education in K-12 environments as well as other tech topics such as AR/VR, tech leadership and engaging learners of all ages.

This year's summit will happen on July 14–16, 2020.

Topics range from classroom tools like Google Classroom and Chromebooks to productivity apps like Google Docs and Forms to exploration and research apps such as Google Earth and YouTube. The Great Plains Summit, due to the coronavirus, will be presented online for this, its eighth year.

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2020 Presenters-in-Quarantine

George Barcenas

Technology Coordinator

Bellevue Union School District

Santa Rosa, CA

Allatesha Cain

Third grade teacher

Martin Luther King Elementary School

Tuscaloosa, AL

Jon Corippo

Executive Director

CUE

Coarsegold, California

Book Author

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist

Curtsworks LLC

Canton, OH

Book Author

Nadine Gilkison

District Technology Integration Specialist

Franklin Township Schools

Indianapolis, IN

Sarah Gilmore

Educator, author and education consultant

Intechgrate

Berlin, Germany

Book Author

Lauren Heil

Digital Arts and Computer Science Teacher

Denver, CO

Jessica Lenore Williams

Technology Department Head

Illing Middle School

Manchester, CT

Cicely Lewis

Librarian

Meadowcreek High School

Norcross, GA

Jesse Lubinsky

Chief Learning Officer

Ready Learner One

Mount Kisco, New York

Book Author

Paula Martinez

Creator

SlidesMania

Madrid, Spain

Derek McCoy

Director of Innovation and Learning

Grady County Schools

Cairo, GA

Book Author

John Meehan

English teacher, instructional coach

Bishop O’Connell High School

Arlington, VA

Book Author

Joe and Kristin Merrill

Fourth and First Grade Teachers

Lake Park Elementary School

Naples, FL

Book Author

Pat Noonan

Special education teacher

Methuen, MA

Ryan ODonnell

Video Production teacher

Rocklin High School

Rocklin, California

Britton Picciolini

Regional Manager

Google

Donnie Piercey

Fifth grade teacher

Fayette County Public Schools

Lexington, KY

Traci Plitz

Kindergarten teacher and K-3 technology integration specialist

Billings Public Schools

Billings, MT

Stacey Roshan

Director of Innovation & Educational Technology

Bullis School

Potomac, MD

Book Author

Micah Shippee

Chief Executive Officer

Ready Learner One

Syracuse, NY

Book Author

Kendal Shomura

Google for Education Training Consultant

AmplifiedIT

Seattle, WA

Wanda Terral

Director of Technology

Lakeland School System

Memphis, TN

Sarah Thomas

Regional Technology Coordinator

Prince George’s County Public Schools

Upper Marlboro, MD

Daren White

Learning Technologies Lead

2 secondary academies

Essex, UK

Daily Schedules

Tuesday Sessions (included in base registration)

Time Room A Room B
9:00 am to 9:45 am CST

EDrenaline Rush: Game-Changing Student Engagement Inspired by Theme Parks, Mud Runs, and Escape Rooms

John Meehan

K-12 Teachers

Awesome Apps for Little Learners

Traci Piltz

K-2 Teachers

10:00 am to 10:45 am CST

It's News to Me! Getting Started with a Student News Show

Jessica Lenore Williams

K-12 Teachers, Media Specialists, Journalism

Flipgrid interactive class

Joe and Kristin Merrill

K-12 Teachers

11:00 am to 11:45 am CST

Communicate, Collaborate, Integrate: Using technology to enhance communication and collaboration in your classroom - whether in physical or virtual sp

Sarah Gilmore

K-12 Teachers

Embracing Technology to Strengthen Relationships, Ease Anxiety, and Empower All Students with a Voice

Stacey Roshan

HS Math Teachers, All HS Teachers

Tuesday Add-on Master Classes

Time Room A Room B Room C Room D
Noon to 1:15pm CST

Making Thinking Visible with Technology: Using Thinking Routines With Digital Tools

Sarah Gilmore

All Teachers

Seesaw for Creating & Sharing

Traci Piltz

K-2 Teachers

Making Thinking Visible: Embracing Edtech to Help Students Demonstrate Understandings

Stacey Roshan

6-12 Math teachers and all HS Teachers

 
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm CST

Creating InterACTIVE Activities Using Flipgrid

Joe and Kristin Merrill

K-12 Teachers

Eduprotocols Hands On Masterclass

Jon Corippo

K-12 Teachers

Unleash Your Creativity with WeVideo!

Jessica Lenore Williams

K-12 Teachers

Revise and Rethink eLearning on the Fly

Nadine elaine Gilkison

All

3:00 pm to 4:15 pm CST

Designing for Access in E-Learning Masterclass

Lauren Heil

All Grades

Game-Changer: Take a Deep Dive into Game-Inspired Course Design

John Meehan

4-12 Grade

   

Wednesday Sessions (included in base registration)

Time Room A Room B
9:00 am to 9:45 am CST

Reality Bytes: Innovative Learning (Augmented Reality Edition)

Jesse Lubinsky

3-12th Teachers and All Tech

Intro to Google Data Studio

Wanda Terral

K-12 Teachers, Administrators, CIP team

10:00 am to 10:45 am CST

Reality Bytes: Innovative Learning (Virtual Reality Edition)

Micah Shippee, PhD

K-12

Race and Equity in the Digital Age

Derek L. McCoy

11:00 am to 11:45 am CST

Worksheets Be Gone! Transform Blah Lessons Into Rich Experiences with HyperDocs and Google Classroom

Ryan ODonnell

3-12 Grade Teachers

Google Earth in Elem School

Donnie Piercey

K-8

12:00 am to 12:45 am CST

Special Education with Pat: How to Reach Students with Special Needs During Remote Learning

Pat Noonan

K-12 Sped and Regular Ed

Hot Off The Press: Updates and Insights from Google for Education

Britton Picciolini

K-12 Teachers

Wednesday Add-on Master Classes

Time Room A Room B Room C Room D
Noon to 1:15pm CST

Reality Bytes: Augmented Reality Hands On Masterclass

Jesse Lubinsky

All Interested Teachers

Build Data Dashboards with Google Data Studio

Wanda Terral

All Interested

Google Forms for Instructional Leadership

Derek L. McCoy

Administrators and Instructional Coaches

Living in a Google World - Staying on top of changes to your G Suite Environment

Kendal Shomura

Tech Directors

1:30 pm to 2:45 pm CST

InterACTIVE Activities for the Chromebook Class

Joe and Kristin Merrill

K-12

Create with Chrome

Ryan ODonnell

All Teachers

EdTech in the Elementary, K to 5

Donnie Piercey

K-5 Teachers

Reality Bytes: Virtual Reality Hands On Masterclass

Micah Shippee, PhD

All Teachers

3:00 pm to 4:15 pm CST

Lights, Camera, Action! A Step by Step Guide to Create Engaging Video Learning Tools for Students with Special Needs

Pat Noonan

K-12 Special and Regular Ed

     

Thursday Sessions (included in base registration)

Time Room A Room B
9:00 am to 9:45 am CST

Tech-Abilities for Struggling Readers

Nadine elaine Gilkison

All Teachers

Read Woke: Leading from the Library

Cicely Lewis

5-12 Grade Media Specialists & ELA Teachers

10:00 am to 10:45 am CST

WeVideo, the GIF that keeps on giving

Daren White

K-12

Master the Slide, Master Instruction! It’s Time to Conquer Your Fear of the Google Master Slide!

Paula Martínez

3-12 Grade Teachers

11:00 am to 11:45 am CST

Designing with Passion and Moonshot Thinking

Sarah Thomas

4-12th Grade

Google Sites for Distance Learning

George Barcenas

K-12 Teachers

12:00 am to 12:45 am CST

Bitmoji Craze for Educators

Allatesha Cain

Google Classroom: Amazing Mobile Features

Eric Curts

3-12 Grade Teachers

Thursday Add-on Master Classes

Time Room A Room B Room C Room D
Noon to 1:15pm CST

Bookcreator : Create custom textbooks for your learners

Daren White

All Teachers and Specialists

Create Your Own Slides Templates with Paula from SlidesMania

Paula Martínez

All Interested

Read Woke Challenge Impacts a Nation

Cicely Lewis

5-12 Grade Teachers

 
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm CST

Britton Picciolini and Google Team

Britton Picciolini

Tools and Strategies for Creating Videos

Ryan ODonnell

All Teachers

Google Classroom: Regroup and Reset for Fall by Developing a Better Workflow in Classroom

Eric Curts

4-12th Grade Teachers

Creating Virtual Classrooms (Beginner's Level)

Allatesha Cain

3:00 pm to 4:15 pm CST

Teaching and Learning Through Video

Sarah Thomas

All Teachers

Creating Interactive Virtual Classrooms (Advanced Level)

Allatesha Cain

From Zero to Artist using Google Drawings

George Barcenas

K-12

 

Due to the modified version of our summit, presented online, topics may differ from those described at this time. Keep your eyes here for schedule and registration information

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Discover

The Great Plains Summit is the perfect starting point for your journey if you are new to The G Suite for Education. From Docs to Sheets to Forms, we offer a variety of sessions aimed at the novice user. Walk in as a beginner, walk out with confidence!

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Climb Higher

Ready to take your Google Apps skills to the next level? Our presenters are ready to pull you up. Use scripting to tie Google apps together to create powerful workflows or see how to manage a school or district full of users and devices using the Administrator Dashboard.

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Expert-palooza!

We bring in some of the most-skilled and best-presenting k-12 edtech speakers from around the country. They can't wait to share their knowledge and experience with you.