Strategies for Assessing Student Learning in Any Environment

- Carl Hooker -

Twitter- @mrhooker

Hooker Tech LLC

Authentically assessing student learning has always been a challenge. Now we have the added challenge of attempting to do this while students learn remotely/hybrid/blended. There are all sorts of proctoring software that will monitor students’ responses to a traditional test, but we need to be thinking of other ways to measure their understanding that’s not necessarily on a multiple choice quiz. During this session, we’ll explore several different strategies for educators to assess their students’ learning in any environment.

Band Hall 1

10:15 - 11:00

YOU can make an App for that!

- Tyler Trammel - 

Twitter - @Tyler_Teach

Fort Worth ISD

Did you know you can make your own app with ZERO coding experience that is accessible on any device? In this presentation, you will learn how to create your own web-based app by simply using Google Sheets that integrates to iPads seamlessly. You can create apps to share with your students to help them review content, an app to keep in contact with parents, take notes, stay organized, or show your students how to create an app to demonstrate their learning. The options are limitless!

Room 214


Teacher or facilitator of learning in your classroom?

- Kristen Brooks -

Twitter - @KristenBrooks77 

Cherokee County School District 

Join in to compare the difference between a teacher as a classroom director, and a facilitator of learning who encourages students to take the lead learner role. We will examine what a facilitator of learning does and how students benefit from this simple mind shift.

Band Hall 2

10:15 - 11:00

Engagement 3-2-1 Let's Go!

- Cook, Michele -

Twitter- @cookiemarch19

Lubbock-Cooper ISD

Keeping your students engaged bell to bell can be a daunting experience.  It doesn't have to be, and you don't need an arsenal of techniques. Through the use of ten interchangeable activities which can be used in any content area, you can be an engagement superstar!  

80% technology imbedded

20% technology free

These will be activities that last from 2 minutes through the entire class period with students collaborating, engaging in purposeful small group talk, and thinking about their own thinking (independent, small group and entire class activities).

Band Hall 3

10:15 - 11:00

Teacher Balance & Student Choice With Blended Learning

- Jamie Wormsbaker & Liz White -

Twitter- @JamieWormsbaker 

Lubbock-Cooper ISD

Inspired by the work of Dr. Catlin Tucker (who wrote Balance with Blended Learning), Liz and I would discuss and demonstrate how creating blended learning playlists and station rotation models helped us to move to a more student centered approach by allowing students to truly master content (even if absent!) at their own pace and with choice, while also transforming the ways we gave feedback to students in our classrooms (creating more one on one time for teacher/student interactions and timely, actionable feedback)

Choir Room

10:15 - 11:00

Saved by the Bell: Cultivating Classroom Culture

- Morgan Hisey, Dawn Cox,  Brittney Loera, Meagan Williams -

Lubbock-Cooper ISD

Tips on cultivating a classroom culture where students feel safe, supported and successful.

Creating relationships and an atmospheres where everyone feels accepted and included in everything.