Be a "Catalyst for Change" 

The SC Midlands Summit is a two day conference focusing on the integration of technology into the school and classroom with a focus on using Google Apps for Education, learning environments, innovation, transformation, 21st century skills and mobile devices for student learning. Over 130 unique sessions will be offered! 


2016 Schedule

Tuesday, June 7 - 1-4
1-4 Registration

Wednesday, June 8 - 8:30 - 4:10
 7:30-3:00 Registration
 8:30-9:40 Session 1 - Keynote
 9:50-10:50 Session 2
10:50-11:05 Vendor/Networking
11:05-12:05 Session 3
12:05-1:05 Lunch/Networking/Vendors
 1:05-2:05  Session 4
 2:15-3:15  Session 5
 3:25-4:25 Session  6

Thursday, June 9 - 8:30 - 3:30
 7:30-12:00 Registration
 8:30-9:40 Session 7 - Keynote
 9:50-10:50 Session 8
10:50-11:05 Vendor/Networking
11:05-12:05 Session 9
12:05-1:05 Lunch/Networking/Vendors
 1:05-2:05  Session 10
 2:15-3:15  Session 11 - Keynote
 3:20-3:30  Session 12 - Wrap up/Prizes

You don't want to miss our door prize drawings! You must be present to win!


Save the Date: June 7-8, 2017
Proposals for Presentations opens November 2016

Go to https://2016scms.sched.org to plan your learning path.   

Signup for an account, or use yours from last year if you had one. (This is not your Richland Two login) This is a planner and does not guarantee you a seat in the session.     

Featured Speakers

Kasey Bell

Kasey Bell is an award-winning digital learning consultant, speaker and blogger with a passion for technology and learning. Kasey offers engaging staff development for all levels of educators, specializing in training, presentations, keynote speaking engagements, and consulting. As a skillful facilitator, Google Certified Innovator and Google Certified Trainer, Kasey has led a variety of digital learning workshops, including presentations at ISTE, FETC, TCEA, Google Summits, and iPadpalooza. Kasey received a Digital Innovation in Learning Award given by EdSurge and Digital Promise, in the “Sharing is Caring,” category, for her work sharing educational resources on her blog and across social media. Kasey was also a finalist for the 2015 Instructional Technology Specialist of the year given by TCEA and has been recognized as a Top Ten EdTech and E-Learning Influencer. Kasey is co-leader of the North Texas Google Educator Group. She is also an EdCamp organizer and has also been featured on edtech podcasts, including House of EdTech and Coffee with a Geek. She also serves on the Educational Advisory Board for Responsibility.org.

Kasey’s website and blog, ShakeUpLearning.com, provides educators with instructional technology resources, tips and tricks, and classroom technology integration ideas. Here you will find great resources for Google apps, including guides and cheat sheets, mobile learning and apps, iPad tips, and social media tips for educators. Shake Up Learning, was recognized as aMust Read EdTech Blog for 2014 and 2015, and a 2014 Edublog Awards Finalist for best new blogand best edtech

Twitter: @ShakeUpLearning

Google+: +KaseyBell

Amy Burvall

A Humanities teacher for over 20 years, Amy is a leader in educational technology. She recently embarked on a new adventure with John Kao’s EdgeMakers. as Vice President of Academic Affairs.  Amy is well known for her YouTube channel “History for Music Lovers”, which features history-based parody music videos with over 12 million views, has appeared in Wired magazine, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, and international blogs and media. She was privileged to present at TEDxHonolulu 2011, has given Ignite talks at SXSWedu, ISTE, and Ignite Honolulu, and keynoted at The Association for Advanced Computing in Education, CUE E-Learning E-Learning Symposium and Alan November’s Building Learning Communities. She was named Webmaker Fellow by the Mozilla Foundation and was a featured artist in the “Art and Culture of the Web” track at Mozfest 2014 in London. Amy’s presentations and professional development workshops often explore topics in Creativity, Remix Culture, and Visual/Media Literacy.

Twitter: @amyburvall

Google+: +AmyBurvall

Brad Fountain

Brad Fountain is a father of two school age children and husband to a classroom teacher.  He began his educational career as teacher in a grades 3-5 multi-age classroom in rural North Carolina. In 2000 he was hired as a school administrator for Pathways Elementary School in Orange County, North Carolina, where he helped the school achieve the North Carolina Model Technology School for 2003. Brad has presented as NECC, NCAECT, NSTA, NCETC, NCAECT, SC EdTech., and the DEN National Institutes. He has also provided leadership training for school system administrators, and professional development on technology integration.



Lee Green

Lee Green, Technology Coordinator for Cherokee County Schools, is making his third trip back to Richland 2! Lee has over ten years working in education, four of those as an Instructional Technologist. He has experience in teacher training, developing online learning, and advocating a common sense approach to teaching and learning. Lee has presented at regional and national conferences on a range of topics related to Google Apps for Education. He is also a Google Certified Innovator working to finish his dissertation at the University of West Georgia. Lee is lucky to be the husband of Lynn and the father of Annika and Franklin. 

Twitter: @InstTechGuy

Google+: +LeeGreenTech

Michael Jaber

Michael Jaber is a nationally recognized Google Certified Trainer and Google Certified Innovator 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, in Wisconsin, 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. He's a gadget geek and loves to share amazing technology with others!
Twitter: @MichaelJaberEDU

Google+: +Michael Jaber

Margaret Powers

Margaret is a Lower School Technology Coordinator at a private school near Philadelphia, where she oversees the new I.D.E.A. Studio, a space for Pre­K to 5th grade students to engage in design thinking, work as tinkerers and makers, and use their imaginations to invent and create with both high and low­-tech tools. Margaret is also a Technology and Education Consultant specializing in design thinking, early childhood education, social media, and global education. She is passionate about helping teachers integrate technology into their classrooms in meaningful ways and connecting students around the globe using technology. She is currently exploring ways to foster innovation in school culture and integrate mindfulness into schools. She regularly presents on these topics both locally and internationally. Margaret holds a B.A. from Bryn Mawr College in Psychology and a Masters in International Training and Education from American University. She is currently taking graduate courses at Michigan State University in their Educational Technology program and she was named a PBS Digital Innovator in 2014, an Exchange Exceptional Emerging Leader in 2015, and a Google Certified Innovator in 2016. When she’s not busy working, you can usually find Margaret traveling and taking photos or baking and crafting at home.


Sponsor tables will be available for the 2016 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 Heli Shelley, hshelley@richland2.org  

Silver level: $250
table, logo on website, 1 registered attendee
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





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

Hotels local or near Blythewood:

436 Mcnutty Street
Blythewood, SC 29016

120 Creech Road
Blythewood, SC 29016
Phone:(803) 333-0315

111 Gateway Corporate Blvd
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: (803) 736-3600

120 Blarney Drive
Columbia, SC 29223
Phone: (803) 760-1715    

1021 Clemson Frontage Rd
Columbia, SC
Phone: (803) 788-4901

1011 Clemson Frontage Rd.
Phone: (803) 419-3558

Residence Inn Columbia NE

2320 LeGrand Rd
Columbia, SC 29223
Phone: 803-788-8850

Hotels in Downtown Columbia's Vista:
Hampton Inn (Special Summit RateGroup rate will be honored if the guests call the hotel directly and ask for sales and use the group code of C-RSD

822 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Hilton Columbia Center (Special Summit Rate Group rate will be honored if the guests call the hotel directly and ask for sales and use the group code of C-RSD
924 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201

PD Credit

This year, you will able to accumulate up to 12 hours of PD credit for attending sessions at the SC Midlands Summit. Please download the document, print and add your name and hours that you attended the conference. This document will be available until August 1, 2016

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