2015


SC Midlands Summit Sponsor Information
Equipment/Connection
The 2015 SC Midlands Summit will be held this year at Blythewood High. Each room is equipped with a PC desktop computer connected to a projector.  If you would like to connect a Chromebook or IOS device you will need to bring a connector with you. Attendees are asked to bring their own device.  We will not have additional devices available for checkout.


Sponsor Area
A 6ft table with a black tablecloth is provided for each sponsor space. Feel free to bring a tablecloth of your own or anything else you would like to display in your space. Two chairs will be provided. You will have access electricity and to WiFi.


Set Up
We will be at Blythewood High School (10901 Wilson Blvd, Blythewood, SC 29016) setting up for the SC Midlands Summit on Tuesday, June 9th.  Feel free to stop between 9-4pm to set up your space. If you are presenting see the registration section below.
Contact Lisa Knoche with additional questions about set-up.


Load In/Out Dates & Times
Shipping can be received Monday, June 9 9am-4pm
Ship to:
Blythewood High School
Attention: Lisa Knoche- SC Midlands Summit
10901 Wilson Blvd, Blythewood, SC 29016


Tables will be broken down after last session on June 11. If you need to ship anything out, please have your items picked up by 4pm.


Order Lunch
Blythewood High School is not easily accessible to restaurants so we will have lunch choices for you to pre-purchase.  You may order/purchase your lunch at http://goo.gl/Y4yf4A (scroll to the bottom of the page) by June 8 until 5pm. Lunch orders will NOT be taken at the Summit.


Registration for Sponsors who are Presenting
Stop by the registration desk to pick up your nametag and presenter information.
Tuesday, June 9 - Registration 1-4 pm
Wednesday, June 10 - Registration beginning at 7:30 am
Thursday, June 11 -  Registration beginning at 7:30 am


Resource Links
Please add your SC Midlands Summit Resource Link(s) to http://goo.gl/EjN7cc.  We will post this link to the http://scmidlandssummit.blogspot.com after the Summit for participants to access your resources.


Session Information
Summit At A Glance is posted on the website at http://scmidlandssummit.blogspot.com/p/sessions.html .  Hard copies of the Summit At A Glance are available at registration.  This year you will be able to organize and socialize your SC Midlands Summit experience on Sched at http://2015scms.sched.org or bookmark http://2015scms.sched.org/mobile on your phone.  Don’t forget to edit your profile before the event and start networking!


Renewal Credit
We will have an electronic sign in and attendance system for your renewal credit tracking. Please be sure to pick up your name tag at registration.


Network
Join us on social media! @scmsummit and the Google+ Community. There is information on the Google+ Community about an evening event you will want to check out! Follow and use the SC Midlands Hashtag #R2SCMS15
On-Site Contact And Emergencies
In the event of a last minute emergency or unavoidable delay that causes you to be unable to fulfill your
commitment, it is of the utmost importance that you advise our staff immediately.
Presenters: Pam Hanfland at phanflan@richland2.org  or 803.348.2820 (cell)
Sponsors: Lisa Knoche lknoche@richland2.org or 803.760.0981 (cell)
Parking
Blythewood High School
10901 Wilson Rd., Blythewood 29016
There are two parking lots at Blythewood High School.  

See the following diagram for lot entrances and building entrances.


Featured Speakers

George Couros


George Couros is the Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning for Parkland School Division. He has worked with all levels of school from K-12 as a teacher, technology facilitator, and school based administrator. He additionally co-facilitates Great Leaders, Great Teams, Great Results leadership training, is a leader on the effective use of social media to improve student learning. He is a sought after speaker on the topic of innovative student learning and engagement. George is also the creator of the Connected Principals blog site as well as the founder of Connected Canada. His focus is to help organizations create optimal learning environments for innovation within schools.
Although George is a leader in the area of innovation, his focus is always the development of leadership and people and what is best for kids. He uses humour as a way to connecting with all of those that he works with. His presentations are known to be both informative and entertaining, yet creating an emotional connection that helps people move to the next level. His mix of research, personal stories, and practical ways to implement new learning help participants feel comfortable in taking risks in their own learning.

Twitter: @gcouros
Google+: +George Couros

Lance Rougeux

Lance Rougeux started his career as a teacher at Julia de Burgos Bilingual Middle School in the School District of Philadelphia where he was highlighted in The Emergency Teacher, a book about urban teaching. Recently, he co-founded the Purple Feet Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on helping underserved students think about their future.

Prior to joining Discovery Education, Lance was an Executive Policy Specialist at the Pennsylvania Department of Education's (PDE) Bureau of Educational Technology. While at PDE, Lance spearheaded many statewide initiatives including Keystones, a program recognized as a success story in the U.S. Department of Education's National Education Technology Plan, and eSPARC, a research endeavor called the "gold" standard of scientifically-based research by eSchool News.


Lance currently serves as Vice President of Learning Communities and Educational Consultants at Discovery Education where he leads the Discovery Educator Network professional learning community, supports successful implementation of the Discovery Education TECHBOOK, oversees the Discovery Education Wilkes University Instructional Media Program, and plays a vital role in ensuring the success of Discovery Education’s STEM initiatives.


He holds master's degrees in Educational Leadership and Technology in Education from Villanova University and Harvard University, respectively, and is an adjunct faculty member at Wilkes University for whom he designed the Digital Media in the Classroom graduate level course. Lance resides in Pennsylvania and continues to teach vicariously through his wife, an incredible sixth grade teacher.


Alice Keeler

Alice Keeler is a Google Certified Teacher, New Media Consortium K12 Ambassador, Microsoft Innovative Educator and LEC Admin & Online and Blended certified. Taught high school math for 14 years. Professor of Curriculum, Instruction and Technology at California State University Fresno. Adjunct instructor in the Masters of EdTech at Fresno Pacific University. Alice Keeler has developed and taught online K12 courses as well as the Innovative Educator Advanced Studies Certificate (cue.org/ieasc). She has lead project teams for Google projects such as the YouTube teachers project and the Google Play for Education project. She has served on the New Media Consortium Horizon report advisory panel for both 2013 and 2014 (http://goo.gl/iTM15). Bing in the Classroom lesson developer. NMC Horizon Report advisory panel member. A believer in the importance of connectivity she founded #coffeeEDU (coffeeEDU.org) and #profchat. Masters in Educational Media Design and Technology. Doctoral student at Boise State University in EdTech with a focus on gamification. Passionate that kids are not failures, using technology to change the way we approach learning and grading. Alice tweets @alicekeeler and blogs at alicekeeler.com.

Twitter: alicekeeler
Google +: http://gplus.to/mrskeeler


Tim Childers

Tim Childers currently serves as an Assistant Principal for Technology Integration at the L&N STEM Academy, a STEM Magnet for Knox County Schools. He serves on the Blog Team for the Discovery Educator Network Leadership Council for Tennessee and was selected as a STAR DEN Guru for Discovery. In 2010 he was selected as one of TechSmith's "20 to Watch" rising educators for his use of video in professional development. He has led workshops for the TN Education Technology Conference, the FL Education Technology Conference, and the International Society for Technology in Education. In 2012 he was selected as a keynote speaker for the Mid-South Technology Conference hosted by Memphis City Schools.

Twitter: @tchilders
Google+: +Tim Childers

Shaelynn Farnsworth

Shaelynn is a School Improvement Consultant in the state of Iowa with an emphasis on Literacy, Technology, and AIW (Authentic Intellectual Work). Previously, she taught English for thirteen years in a 1 to 1 district. Shaelynn is a learner, trainer, blogger, and a gentle disruptor. She is a champion for student voice, equipping learners with skills necessary to advocate for themselves and others, and inspiring educators to reimagine teaching and learning! Shaelynn is a Google Certified Teacher, device agnostic, and has training in PBL, Writing and Reading Workshop, CBAM, Jim Knight's Instructional Coaching, and 1 to 1 Implementation. Connect with Shaelynn on Twitter, G+, or through her blog!

Twitter: @shfarnsworth
Google+: G+

Lee Green

I am a husband to Lynn, father to Annika, Instructional Technologist at Floyd County Schools, Doctoral Student at the University of West Georgia, Google Certified Teacher, Explorer of Google Glass, Google Educator, fan of Pearl Jam, listener to Podcasts, and an aficionado of all things technology. I am a big nerd who likes to play around and see what I can break.You can also find me on the Twitter machine @InstTechGuy and find more about me at about.me/lee.green.


Google+: +LeeGreenTech

Michael Jaber


Michael Jaber is a nationally recognized Google Certified Trainer and Google Certified Teacher who has worked closely with the Google Education Team and presented at numerous conferences across the country, as a keynote, and as a featured presenter.  Michael has a long history within education. He spent 18 years in the classroom as a social studies teacher, which eventually transitioned into a technology coaching role, and now leads the Sheboygan Area School District as their  Instructional Technology Coordinator.  He has trained multiple school districts around the world on how to approach 1:1 initiatives, along with teaching how to fully harness the power of Google Apps and web resources in schools.  Michael’s mission for 2015 is to focus on the topic of Instructional Coaching that works!  He will be attending workshops with world renowned Kansas Coaching Project founder, Jim Knight to really focus on how students can achieve academic success through the supports of academic coaches.  Michael and fellow GTAMTV attendee, Andrew Kramar are currently in the process of launching a nationwide series of EdCamp style gatherings, but geared solely for the “decision makers” of districts.  These will be called AdCamps and are scheduled to debut early next year.  This will be Michael's 2nd trip back to the SC Midland's Summit because he enjoyed last year's experience so much.

Twitter: @NFLSpike
Google+: +Michael Jaber


Mark Smith

Mark recently took the position of Executive Director of MACUL, which is a premier affiliate of ISTE and an educational non-profit committed to igniting learning through innovation and collaboration across all levels of education. Smith, oversees a 15,000 plus member organization that supports technology integration and across not only the state of Michigan, but through many other avenues. 

Prior to taking on the Executive Director role at MACUL, Smith was the Dean of STEM at the L&N STEM Academy, where his main focus was STEM integration for the surrounding counties and innovative schools through the Batelle Memorial Institute. In addition, he was the primary author of a 9-12 grade stand alone STEM elective, recognized by the state of Tennessee and adopted by several schools as best practice. During his time at the L&N, his other roles included integrating STEM resources and tools across content areas, launching a 1:1 STEM Mentorship program and coordinating all 4 levels of the STEM elective with a strong focus on authentic STEM problem solving. It was this focus that saw Smith develop and maintain over 300 STEM partnerships representing nearly 100 organizations on behalf of the L&N. His STEM professional development role has given him the opportunity to present at FETC, ICE, MACUL, multiple teacher summits and un-conferences, as well as consult with multiple schools in the development of their STEM Programming. 
Smith has the honor of being an Educational Policy Fellow through the Institute of Education Leadership, as well as a LEGO Education Advisory Panel member and a past Smithsonian Science Teacher Academy Fellow sponsored by Dow. 

He is 1998 graduate of James Madison University, BS in Integrated Science & Technology, as well as a 2001 graduate of University of Dayton, JD in Law with a focus on Intellectual Property law.

Twitter: @SmithStem


Sponsors

Sponsor tables will be available for the 2015 Summit. If you would like a table or to contribute a door prize for the Summit, please use our sponsor form


Questions should be directed to Lisa Knoche, lknoche@richland2.org.

Silver level: $250
table, logo on website 
Gold level: $500 all of the above plus logo on display, recognition at keynote, 2 registered attendees
Platinum level: $1000 all of the above plus opportunity to sponsor or co-sponsor a snack, meal or event



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 Accommodations

If you are joining us from out of town for the SC Midlands Summit, here are a few options nearby: 

Hotels local or close to Blythewood:

436 Mcnutty Street
Blythewood, SC 29016


Hampton Inn
1021 Clemson Frontage Rd
Columbia, SC
(803) 788-4901

Courtyard by Marriott Columbia NE
111 Gateway Corporate Blvd
Columbia, SC 29203
(803) 736-3600

Residence Inn Columbia NE
2320 LeGrand Rd
Columbia, SC 29223
803-788-8850


Hotels in Downtown Columbia's Vista:
Hampton Inn

822 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone:(803) 231-2000  

Hilton Columbia Center
924 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone(803) 744-7800      


PD Credit

This year, you will able to accumulate up to 12 hours of PD credit for attending sessions at the SC Midland Summit.

Please download your certificate for the SC Midlands Summit 

Certificate

You will need the case sensitive password from the 6/15/15 email.
Print this certificate and write your name on it.

We could like to apologize for any inconvenience with the scanning system used during the 2015 SC Midlands Summit. This certificate will serve as your record of attendance to the SC Midlands Summit on June 10-11, 2015.

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