Pear Deck

ISTE 2018 Guide 

Are you ready? ISTE, The annual celebration of all things Related to education and technology, FAST APPROACHES! 

If you're anything like our beloved Peary, you're already gathering your Chicago gear and making plans for ISTE 2018. The biggest edtech conference of the year promises to be jam-packed with incredible speakers, informative sessions, and some of the most innovative educators and companies in the world. Our team is here to help you plan with the Pear Deck Guide to ISTE. Check back over the next few weeks; we'll be adding sessions and special announcements right up to the event! 

Find us in the expo hall at Booth #2602  

Look for special promotions from @PearDeck! We'll be tweeting with #ISTE18 and #sharethepear! 


Featured Speakers 🎀

Make sure to plan your sessions ahead of time. Looking to learn more about Pear Deck or to take your peardagogy to the next level? These sessions are on our can't miss ISTE schedule! And keep an eye out for the Pear Deck team outside of Booth #2602 β€” we'll also be presenting at the EdTech Team Teaching Theater and in the Google for Edu space! 

Sunday, june 24

Game On! Adventures in the Gamified Classroom 
Tisha Richmond   
1:30–2:30 pm
McCormick Place W176c

Tools of Engagement: Transforming the Elementary Classroom  (People's Choice Winner)
Melissa Summerford
3:00–4:00 pm  
McCormick Place W186b

monday, JUNE 25

Beyond the Slideshow: Unleashing Student Creativity with Google Slides
Eric Curts
8:30–10:00 am
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hyatt Regency Hyde A

Chromebooks and Pear Deck with Google Slides
Robert Yoo
9:30–1:30 pm
Google for Education Booth #1602

Use Flipgrid & Hyperdocs to Plan and Provide Personalized PD for Educators
Eileen Belastock, Blair Dils, Josh Romaker
11:00 am–12:30 pm
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hyatt Regency Jackson C

Using Pear Deck for Student-Centered Learning 
Matt Miller
1:00 pm–1:15 pm
Pear Deck Booth #2602

Ditch that Homework Book Signing and Giveaway! πŸ“—  
Matt Miller
1:20 pm–2:00 pm
Pear Deck Booth #2602

Let's Put the "F" in Fun for Formatives , Feedback & More!
Tina Sabatello   
1:00–2:30 pm
Hyatt Regency Burnham

Learning Through Play: Personalizing and Gamifying PD in a 1:1 Environment
Stephanie Foster, Katie Galgano, Matthew Maloney, Brian Mitchell   
2:00–4:00 pm
Posters; Level 3, Skyline Ballroom Pre-function, Table 1

4 EdTech Ways to Differentiate in a Student-Centered Classroom
Steven Anderson, Shaelynn Farnsworth
2:30–3:30 pm
McCormick Place W183c

Improve Student Engagement with Pear Deck
Jeremy Wickham
2:30–2:50 pm
McCormick Place Room W192C

FORMative Years β€” How to Use GAFE Tools in Your K-5 Classroom
Jessi Dalton, Nicole Partyka, Kate Wakefield
4:30–5:30 pm
McCormick Place W196a

Tuesday, JUNE 26

Engage Every Student with Pear Deck
Dave Frayser
11:00 amβ€”11:20 am  
EdTech Team Booth 1828

Classroom Management in the Digital Age
Heather Dowd
11:05–12:05 pm
Google Teaching Theatre, Table 6

Chromebooks and Pear Deck with Google Slides
Kate Beihl
11:30–1:30 pm
Google for Education Booth #1602

Using Google Slides Pro Tips!
Dee Lanier
12:10 pm–1:10 pm
Google Teaching Theatre, Stage A   

Free Image Tools and Resources for Pear Deck with Google Slides
Eric Curts
12:30 pm–12:50 pm
Pear Deck Booth #2602    

How Expert Game-Based Learning Educators Teach with Games
Dr. Matthew Farber. Ed.D.   
1:15–3:15 pm
McCormick Place Posters; Level 3, Skyline Ballroom Pre-function, Table 21

Flipping the Classroom to Magnify Student Voice
Darcy Grimes, North Carolina Outstanding Young Educator of the Year Award Winner, 2018
2:00 pm–2:30 pm
Pear Deck Booth #2602

Pear Deck for Google Slides
Steve Wick
3:00 pm–3:20 pm
Pear Deck Booth #2602

Google Tools Add-Ons
Tracy Purdy
3:25–4:25 pm
Google Teaching Theatre, Table 2

Google Tech Cafe
Cassandra Gartung, Tonja Parkin
4:00–6:00 pm
McCormick Place Posters; Level 3, Skyline Ballroom Pre-function, Table 41


From NOW to WOW: Incorporating Engaging Technology
Elizabeth Blake, Sheri DeCarlo, Megan Flaherty, Jennifer Lehotsky, Meg Ormiston
8:30–9:30 am
McCormick Place W185c

Pear Deck + Google: Mobile Learning at its Best
Kendre Milburn
Mobile Learning Network Playground, Playground C, Level 1, outside W196
9:00 am–9:30 AM in Presentation Area 1
10:00 am–11:20 AM at Table 3

GSuite Mashup: Building Online Creativity Through Digital Storytelling 
Gwynn Moore  
11:30 am–12:30 pm
McCormick Place W192b

Shake Up Learning Book Signing and Giveaway! πŸ“—  
Kasey Bell
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Pear Deck Booth #2602

LIFT Your Learning: Aligning Professional Learning for the Effective Use of Technology                    
Stephanie Embry & Scott Shellhorn
1:30–2:30 pm
McCormick Place WW185d

You Don't Know What You Don't Know β€” Formative Assessment in the Classroom                    
Steve Wick & Melissa Wilson
1:30–2:30 pm
McCormick Place W190b  

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Get Your ISTE Creativity

Pear Deck is excited to team up with our super-creative friends at WeVideo, SoundTrap, Flipgrid, Littlebits, and Seesaw to offer you the ISTE Creativity Passport! Simply pick up a passport at any of our booths, complete the activity, and get a stamp. When you're done, turn in your passport for a chance to win one of three phenomenal prize packs valued at up to $3000! 



Solutions for Schools & Districts 🏫

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See you in Chicago!
— Peary