• TechCon 2024 Session Resources


  • 30 Tips and Tricks with the iPad

    Session Title: 30 Tips and Tricks with the iPad

    Session Description: Explore tips and tricks for empowering every student with great learning experiences that are connected, collaborative, creative, and personal.

    Session Presenter: Jana Hart

    Session Time: 8:00-8:50 and 11:10-12:00

    Session Room: Magnolia

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  • AI in Education: What it Can Do for You

    Session Title: AI In Education: What It Can Do for You

    Session Description: Tech provides solutions to help teachers make the most of the teaching day. Learn how to leverage AI and other tools to maximize time in the classroom while easing the cognitive load of teaching.

    Session Presenter: Meredith Boullion

    Session Time: 11:10-12:00

    Session Room: Sycamore A

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  • And the Grammy Goes to KAMI!

    Session Title: And the Grammy Goes to KAMI!

    Session Description: In Jeff Davis Parish, KAMI is worth its weight in gold and is worthy of a Grammy! Join us for a glimpse into the 10 top Kami tools for teachers!

    Session Presenters: Laurie Duhon and Rachel SImon

    Session Room: Ballroom B

    Additional Resource: Golden Elegant Award Ceremony 

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  • Assessing Student Learning in Canvas

    Session Title: Assessing Student Learning in Canvas

    Session Description: Canvas offers several assessment tools you can use to track and improve student learning. This session will explore Quizzes, Assignments, and Discussions.

    Session Presenter: Kim Holmes

    Session Time: 8:00-8:50

    Session Room: Ballroom A

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  • Block Code to Text Based: Bring Programming to the Classroom

    Session Title: Block Code to Text Based: Bring Programming to the Classroom

    Session Presenter: Anthony Soileau

    Session Description: The presenter will share resources and methods used for teaching programming at various levels, as well as resources used to get certified in Python.

    Session Time: 12:05-12:55

    Session Room: Ballroom F

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  • Building Your Teacher Toolbox by Powering Up Productivity

    Session Title: Building Your Teacher Toolbox by Powering Up Productivity

    Session Description: Are you looking for ways to lighten your workload? Look no further! This session will show you how to use technology for teacher organization, planning, and productivity.

    Session Presenters: Lacey Blocker and Lisa Moore

    Session Time: 12:05-12:55

    Session Room: Ballroom E

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  • Bringing Curriculum to Life with 3D Printing

    Session Title: Bringing Curriculum to LIfe with 3D Printing
    Session Presenter: Kristie Shaw and Stephanie Hebert

    Session Description: Provide a variety of opportunities for our students to develop skills in ways that meet their specific interests and needs with digital tools and student choice.  

    Session Time: 8:55-9:45

    Session Room: Ballroom E

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  • Career Pathways Classroom Using WozEd STEM Kits

    Session Title: Career Pathways Classroom Using WozEd STEM Kits

    Sesion Description: Help students prepare for their future with technology-enriched lessons focused on introducing middle schoolers to career pathways using the WozEd STEM kits.

    Session Presenter: Meghan Clavier

    Session Time: 10:15-11:05

    Session Room: Magnolia

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  • Classroom Tides: Riding the Curriculum Wave with Minecraft Education

    Session Title: Classroom Tides: Riding the Curriculum Wave with Minecraft Education

    Session Description: Navigate the classroom tides! Learn how to create learning experiences in Minecraft Education that will immerse students in a creative platform while integrating curriculum content for all grade-levels.

    Presenter: Holly Doga

    Session Room: Sycamore B

    Session Time: 8:00-8:50

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  • Differentiation with Technology

    Session Title: Differentiation with Technology

    Session Presenter: Staci Widcamp

    Session Description: Learn how to differentiate your lessons to include more technology, including ideas to integrate technology into everyday lessons to meet the needs of your students in varied ways and address different learning styles.

    Session Time: 8:00-8:50

    Session Room: Ballroom D

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  • From Imagination to Reality: Getting Started with 3D Printing

    Session Title: From Imagination to Reality: Getting Started with 3D Printing

    Session Description: Students use the design process to turn their digital designs into physical objects. 3D printing is a tangible aspect of learning that can be motivating and engaging for students. Learn how you can start using the 3D printer in your classroom. CPSB teachers can check out 3D printers from the Technology Training Center.

    Session Presenter: Ashley Guillory

    Session Time: 10:15-11:05

    Session Room: Ballroom E

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  • Get DIGI with It!

    Session Title: Get DIGI with It!

    Session Presenter: JoAnn Mayo

    Session Description: Creative ways to utilize an iPad with students to promote creativity will be covered in this session.

    Session Time: 10:15-11:05

    Session Room: Ballroom C

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  • Get LIt with Search Coach and Search Progress

    Session Title: Get Lit with Search Coach and Search Progress

    Session Presenter: Melanie Lejeune, 

    Session Description: Discover how to use Search Coach and Search Progress in Teams to increase your students' information literacy skills.

    Session Time: 8:55-9:45

    Session Room: Ballroom D

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  • How Do You Canvas

    Session Title: How Do You Canvas

    Session Presenter: Marie Strother

    Session Description: This session will share how to make creatively organized home pages that provide easy access for students, along with helpful tools, assessments in Canvas; all to maximize your time and assistance for your students.

    Session Time: 10:15-11:05

    Session Room: Ballroom A

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  • I Have All This Technology, Now What??

    Session Title: I Have All This Technology, Now What?

    Session Description: Having fun with technology - it is not the headache you think it is.

    Session Presenters: Michelle Farque and Whitney Hunter

    Session Time: 10:15-11:00

    Session Room: Ballroom D

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  • Incorporate Design Thinking Process with LEGO Robotics

    Session Title: Incorporate Design Thinking Process with LEGO Robotics

    Session Description: Using the LEGO Robotics curriculum, we will show you how the design thinking process easily incorporates itself into each lesson so you can teach your students to be critical thinkers.

    Session Presenters: Allyson Turner and Joni Harrington

    Session Time: 11:10-12:00

    Session Room: Ballroom F

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  • Increase Student Choice with Digital Tools

    Session Title: Increase Student Choice with Digital Tools

    Session Presenter: Katie Governale

    Session Description: Provide a variety of opportunities for our students to develop skills in ways that meet their specific interests and needs with digital tools and student choice.  

    Session Time: 8:00-8:50

    Session Room: Sycamore A

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  • Kami Elevating Your Teaching with Ease

    Session Title: Kami Elevating Your Teaching with Ease

    Session Description: Explore Kami's versatility beyond PDF annotation in this session. Learn to easily level up lessons with multimedia, templates, and tools for enhanced digital learning.

    Session Presenter: Marcus Stein

    Session Time: 8:55-9:45

    Session Room: Ballroom B

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  • Keeping Parents in the Loop

    Session Title: Keeping Parents in the Loop

    Session Description: This session will share how to use teacher notes in the parent communication log in jCampus, BBComms, and Class Dojo.

    Session Presenter: Tiffany Guillory

    Session Time: 11:10-12:00

    Session Room: Sycamore B

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  • Speaking Their Language, Using Tech to Get Teens to Talk about Texts with Each Other

    Session Title: Speaking Their Language, Using Tech to Get Teens to Talk about Texts

    Session Description: Tech-Powered Reading Revolution: Dive into our presentation on leveraging technology for student engagement in reading. Explore interactive tools fostering a love for literature and enhancing learning experiences.

    Session Presenter: Amelia Melburg

    Session Room: Ballroom D

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  • Leverage the Power of Quizizz AI

    Session Title: Leverage the Power of Quizizz AI

    Session Presenter: Lexie Broussard, lexie.broussard@cpsb.org

    Session Description: Quickly generate a Quizizz quiz from your current resources, resources from the web, or a prompt.

    Session Time: 8:55-9:45

    Session Room: Sycamore A

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  • Make Learning an Experience

    Session Title: Make Learning an Experience

    Session Description: Learn how to use themed classroom experiences to enhance engagement in curriculum.

    Session Presenters: Lova Moreno, Molly Johnston, and Brandi Roy

    Session Time: 11:10-12:00

    Session Room: Ballroom B

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  • Pocket PD from LACUE: It's All About Knowing Your Impact in the Classroom

    Session Title: Pocket PD from LACUE: It's All About Knowing Your Impact in the Classroom

    Session Presenter: Tammy Seneca

    Session Description: FREE professional development from LACUE! Let’s explore some fantastic, highly effective teaching strategies and how technology can help you with them in your classroom.

    Session Time: 8:00-8:50

    Session Room: Ballroom B

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  • So What is KAMI? Why should I use It?

    Session Title: So What is KAMI? Why should I use it?

    Session Presenter: Hallie Kratzer

    Session Description: Learn about the top Kami tools used by Jeff Davis Parish teachers.

    Session Time: 12:05-12:55

    Session Room: Ballroom B

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  • Sphero: Easy STEM Solutions for the Classrooms

    Session Title: Sphero Easy STEM Solutions for the Classroom

    Session Presenter: David Talamantez, Jr. david.talamantez@sphero.com

    Session Description: The Sphero Edu program teaches students coding and 21st century skills, but our program goes #BeyondCode by incorporating robotics and technology with collaborative STEAM activities & curriculum.

    Session Time: 11:10-12:00

    Session Room: Cypress

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  • Storytelling with Robots in Elementary

    Session Title: Storytelling with Robots in Elementary

    Session Presenter: Gabrielle Myers

    Session Description: Are you looking to engage your students and have them take an active role in stories and recounting them? This session will share how to integrate robots into storytelling.

    Session Time: 8:00-8:50

    Session Room: Ballroom F

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  • Tech Help 911

    Session Title: Tech Help 911

    Session Description: The CPSB Support Staff will present basic device tips and solutions for common issues. The floor will be open for questions from attendees.

    Session Presenters: Shelly Ellender

    Session Time: 10:15-11:05

    Session Room: Cypress Room 

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  • Tech Tools to Take the Load Off

    Session Title: Tech Tools to Take the Load Off

    Session Presenter: Amanda Snyder

    Session Description: The primary objective of this presentation is to empower educators with practical knowledge of technology tools designed specifically to streamline their daily tasks, boost productivity, and ultimately improve the quality of education they provide to students. I aim to inspire teachers to embrace these tools and incorporate them into their teaching routines.

    Session Time: 11:10-12:00

    Session Room: Ballroom C

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  • Top 10 Ways to Use Technology to Promote a Student-Driven Elementary Classroom

    Session Title: Top 10 Ways to Use Technology to Promote a Student-Driven Elementary Classroom

    Session Description: Learn how to use websites, apps, and devices to create a student-driven classroom. The presenter will show tips and technology in action!

    Session Presenters: Misty Savario and Amy Ogea

    Session Time: 8:55-9:45

    Session Room: Cypress


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  • Top 10 Ways to Use Technology to Promote a Student-Driven Elementary Classroom

    Session Title: Top 10 Ways to Use Technology to Promote a Student-Driven Elementary Classroom

    Session Presenter: Misty Savario and Amy Ogea

    Session Description: Learn how to use websites, apps, and devices to create a student-driven classroom. The presenter will show tips and technology in action!

    Session Time: 8:55-9:45

    Session Room: Ballroom D

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  • Unlock Peak Efficiency: Microsoft 365 Tips to Enhance Productivity

    Session Title: Unlock Peak Efficiency: Microsoft 365 Tips to Enhance Productivity

    Session Description: Come learn features in Excel, Word, Outlook, and OneDrive that can help you become more efficient and productive with these Microsoft 365 apps.

    Presenter: Dana McGee

    Session Room: Sycamore B

    Session Time: 8:55-9:45

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  • Using Edulastic in the Classroom to Prepare Students for Online Testing

    Session Title: Using Edulastic in the Classroom to Prepare Students for Online Testing

    Session Description: Join in to learn how to use digital assessments in the classroom and prepare your students for testing online.

    Session Presenters: Leslie McFarland and Amanda Huguley

    Session Time: 8:55-9:45

    Session Room: Ballroom F

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  • You Can Do That in PowerPoint?

    Session Title: You Can Do That in Powerpoint?

    Session Presenter: Jessica McInnis

    Session Time: 10:15-11:05

    Session Room: Sycamore B

    Session Description: PowerPoint isn't just for presentations. See how a combination of PowerPoint and Canva can be used for making spreadsheets, tests, class decor, and more!

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