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About the Summit
Join WeVideo and other passionate educators like you for three days of professional development, engaging keynotes and new WeVideo feature announcements. This event is FREE and virtual!
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Keynote speakers


A New Era: Eradicating Racism in Schools

Marlena Gross-Taylor
Social Entrepreneur & Author

Helping Others Discover the Best in Themselves

Allyson Apsey
Elementary Principal & Author

Near and Far: Creative Movement and Deeper Learning in an Era of Remote Learning

Dan Ryder
Director of Innovation & Author

Professional development strands


Student Creativity

Tools and implementation tips to help students be their most creative selves

Student Voice

Skills and strategies to empower students to have an impact with their voice

Blended Learning

Instructional strategies designed for blended learning environments
Community-led sessions
40+ sessions presented by classroom teachers, technology coaches, and education leaders

Agenda: Creator Community Summit 2020

All times listed as Pacific
*Note: There may be multiple sessions running during the same time slot. But don’t worry, all sessions will be recorded and available after the event, so you won’t miss a thing!
Blended Learning Student Creativity Student Voice
9:30am - 10:00am
Allyson Apsey
@AllysonApsey
Elementary Principal & Author
Helping Others Discover the Best in Themselves
This engaging and empowering keynote will leave educators inspired to live their very best lives and to help each other do the same. Now more than ever we need to handle each other with care, and the best way to do that is to understand what motivates others' behavior and that everyone has a story that goes well beyond what meets the eye. This presentation is a journey of reflection and self-discovery. Be ready to feel big, ask important questions, laugh, maybe cry, and be compelled to improve for tomorrow.
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10:00am - 11:00am
Whitney Kaulbach
@WhitneyKaulbach
Educator at Saudi Aramco Expatriate Schools
Blended Learning
Measured Minutes of Inquiry & Learning through Interactive Video
Using limited time each day to communicate and create contextual learning for students depends on a balance of routines and creativity. We can explore ways in which a combination of video and online applications can support learning that continues after the daily meet-up.
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Toby Doncaster
@TobyDoncaster
Lecturer at West London College
Blended Learning
Promoting Learner Well-being in a Remote Setting
Discover how to use regularly-created personal videos to maintain learners’ well-being, motivation and enthusiasm for learning. Learn from experiences gained from creating videos over the last three months to stay connected to learners, as well as feedback received. Finally, practice delivering your own motivational talk during this session!
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Guiomar Mancho
@GuiomarMR
Halcyon London International School
Student Creativity
The World of News
Do you want to create a platform for students to express their ideas? Get a step-by-step guide on how to create a TV news set using green screens and superimposing images and text.
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11:00am - 12:00pm
Erika Sandström
@GreenScreenGal
Digital Media Teacher
Blended Learning
Cultivating Compassion Through Creativity with Video
Have you found a curiosity on how to use video lessons in your school or even virtual classroom? Are you curious about how to utilize video production or green screen to teach mindfulness and SEL skills? If you answered “YES!”, then this session is for you. We’re in a time where SEL (Social Emotional Learning) and incorporating mindfulness in our schools is more important than anything else we teach. Join us for a guaranteed uplifting and mindful session!
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Sarah Kiefer
@kiefersj
Technology Integration Specialist at Ross Local School District
Blended Learning
New to WeVideo? Me Too!
WeVideo is NOT limited to in-person learning. In fact, there are so many excellent ways teachers can use WeVideo in a partial or fully remote learning setting. Join this session to learn how one group of educators learned how to use WeVideo during spring closure.
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Michelle Jett
@StrawBearieJett
Teacher at Marble Falls ISD
Student Voice
Video Announcements with Over 50 Students
Create video announcements for large numbers of students and multiple classes, and even through online school. Students follow a rundown, film, edit and turn in packets that create the news program using WeVideo that teachers can upload to YouTube.
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12:00pm - 1:00pm
Janice Wenger
@janice_wenger
Gifted Education Teacher at Rockwood School District
Student Creativity
"Bloom"ing with WeVideo: Guide Your Students to Higher Levels of Thinking through WeVideo Projects
Would you love to push your students to use critical thinking while engaging them in an interesting, creative project? Do you also need to make sure you’re teaching to your standards and objectives (especially with the possibility of limited class time)? Join this session to explore ways to do both! We’ll delve into the power of student self-reflection and peer feedback, and discuss and brainstorm ways you can prepare questions to raise the thinking needed during learning activities.
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Student Creativity
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It is easy being GREEN!
Manny Curiel
@MannyDiscoTech
EdTech Specialist at Cy-Fair ISD
Erika Sandström
@GreenScreenGal
Digital Media Teacher / DLC K-5 Peabody, MA Public Schools
Jen Leban
@mrsleban
2020 IL State Teacher of the Year Finalist, Google Trainer + Innovator, WeVideo Education Ambassador, and National Board Certified Teacher
Bruce Reicher
@breicher
Teacher and Co-Author of “Scripted - An Educator's Guide To Media In The Classroom”
Start by creating a story, shrinking into a computer and going around this world. There might even be an attack by an evil transformer. Run for your life! Find a safe house and watch Bruce's newscast. Afterwards, Erica will show you how to be creative with WeVideo using green screen tricks and Jen Leban will showcase some epic app smashing!
Andre Soto
@AndreontheWeb
Digital Media Teacher at Blind Brook Middle School
Blended Learning
Factual Fiction: Understanding Media Messages
It is becoming increasingly difficult to discern advertising we come across while visiting websites and social media. This session will show you how to use WeVideo to introduce students to both traditional and modern advertising techniques. By producing their own advertisements, students can begin to understand the complex psychology of advertising and marketing, and its connection to media literacy.
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1:00pm - 2:00pm
Blended Learning
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Empower Student and Family Engagement with WeVideo
Gina Marchionda-Schneider
@GinaMarchionda
Second Grade Teacher Fond du Lac School District
Ed Schreiber
@ed_schreiber
Tech Integration Specialist
Renee Nolan
@nolan6166
Tech Integration Specialist
Empower student and family engagement and with WeVideo! Discover how to adapt the curriculum to prepare students for a blended/hybrid learning environment. Learn how to engage and empower elementary students and their families with examples of student projects. You’ll see student passion projects, writer’s workshop projects as well as collaborative class projects. You’ll be inspired by what happens when students lead!
Karen Jackson
@karrieweb2004
Instructional Technology Specialist, (Retired)
Student Creativity
Digital Storytelling is Fun!
Learn the basics of using WeVideo to tell a story. In this session, group members will explore their favorite stories and retell them, using only the simple components of beginning, middle, and end. Whether it is an action story, dreamlike story, or narrative, video is the method that appeals to all ages.
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Ryan Adams
@RyanAdamsDDSB
Educational Technology Coach Durham District School Board
Student Voice
App Smashing WeVideo with Google Drawings and Remove.bg
Use Google Drawings to make titles, add word art, use shapes, add drop-shadow, and use image masks. Then learn how to export Google Drawings and import them WeVideo to get the look and feel that you want. You’ll also learn how to use stock media and layering to get the background and foreground you want.
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9:30am - 10:00am
Marlena Gross-Taylor
@mgrosstaylor
Social Entrepreneur & Author
A New Era: Eradicating Racism in Schools
Deepen your understanding of racism and commitment to culturally responsive practices in order to foster diverse educational experiences in your school and develop an intentionally inclusive community for all students. Learning Objectives: Examine systemic school practices and policies that promote discrimination. Leverage cultural capital to increase relevance and rigor of curriculum. Explore strategies for establishing caring relationships with a diverse student population. Differentiate between equity & equality in preparing students to be future ready.
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10:00am - 11:00am
Jonathon Tucker
@MrTuckerICT
Class Teacher at Spring Cottage Primary School
Student Voice
Starting with Why - Using the Wider Curriculum to Maximize Student Engagement
This session will begin with a take on Simon Sinek's 'Start with Why' look at how businesses can improve results based on the morale of their employees. Learn how this can be applied to education settings and discuss how it can help children develop life skills in the real world. Learn how to use the Golden Circle model and plan your own curriculum outcome. The key message: student voice and creativity is the driver behind our lesson planning.
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Blended Learning
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Taking EDU Video to the Next Level with WeVideo, Edpuzzle and More!
Patrick Hausammann
@PHausEDU
Supervisor of Instructional Technology and Tech Coach, Clarke County Public Schools
Jen Leban
@mrsleban
2020 IL State Teacher of the Year Finalist, Google Trainer + Innovator, WeVideo Education Ambassador, and National Board Certified Teacher
Attend this session and learn how to create a video in WeVideo and add formative assessment with Edpuzzle. Then, kick it up a notch with intros to other apps (like Flipgrid and Google Forms) that work amazingly with video! In one hour, you’ll learn everything you need to know to create a video, make it amazing, and how to take it to the next level with other apps and ideas!
Ryan Gornall
@ryangornall13
Visual and Performing Arts Teacher, Primary Education, Colegio Palacio de Granda
Blended Learning
WeVideo Para Principiantes (WeVideo for Beginners)
Explore the basics of WeVideo for Spanish speakers! Teachers who are new to WeVideo will gain more confidence in creating quality videos for their blended learning.
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11:00am - 12:00pm
Lauren Hawkins
@EdTechHawk
Instructional Technology Specialist Richardson ISD Texas
Blended Learning
Cha-Cha-Changes: Blended Learning
Thinking about cha-cha-changing your lesson design? Want to blend technology resources with student-centered activities without feeling under pressure? Get to know three models of blended learning! Walk away with templates to get started, guiding questions to consider, and ideas for your golden year.
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Student Voice
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Scripted: An Educator's Guide To Media in the Classroom
Bruce Reicher
@breicher
Technology Broadcasting Teacher, Upper Saddle River School District
Paula Neidlinger
@pneid
Media Teacher
Randy Tomes
@RandallTomes1
Technology Teacher
Attend a special presentation of the book, Scripted, coming out on August 11, 2020. You’ll also get helpful advice on how every educator can easily create media, including discussion on a section of the book dedicated to WeVideo. There will be time for Q&A, too!
Stephanie Sukow
@Steph_Sukow
Instructional Coach and Teacher Cary-Grove High School, District 155 Illinois
Blended Learning
Collaborate, Create, and Celebrate: App Smashing with WeVideo, Flipgrid, and More to Amplify Student Voice
During this session, you’ll discuss ways to make classroom learning more visible through video creation. Using student work on Google Suites/Microsoft Teams products, Padlet, and Flipgrid, turn individual assignments into highlight reels and celebratory videos through screencasting and video editing. To round out this session, you’ll discuss best practices regarding how to leverage these to build community, support future collaborations among students, and review key course content using web tools like YouTube and Wakelet.
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12:00pm - 1:00pm
Allison Wawryn
@WawrynEd
SEA Learning Partner Ottawa Catholic School Board Ontario Canada
Student Creativity
Creating Guided Meditations with WeVideo
Learn how students can use WeVideo to create Guided Meditations that can be used in and out of class, and/or shared with others. Help students develop their creativity, critical thinking, communication and character by supporting them in developing Guided Meditations. As a participant in this session, you will have the opportunity to create your own Guided Meditation that can be used as a sample in your teaching practice. So, let’s take a breath, a moment to relax, and time to re-center and re-energize.
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Bruce Reicher
@breicher
Technology Broadcasting Teacher, Upper Saddle River School District
Student Voice
Creating a Remote TV Show with WeVideo
In this session, you’ll learn how to create a WeVideo TV show during remote learning. This session will also highlight what goes into producing a live TV show!
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Ryan Gornall
@ryangornall13
Visual and Performing Arts Teacher, Primary Education, Colegio Palacio de Granda
Blended Learning
Creating Videos for Teaching Languages
Videos can be great for teaching vocabulary, grammar structures and pronunciation. Join this session to get tips and ideas on creating videos for students who are learning a second language.
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1:00pm - 2:00pm
Maury Wood, II
@themaurywood
Technology Coordinator, Westhills Elementary School
Student Voice
Lights! Camera! Action! It's the Westhills Television Network with WeVideo
Have you ever wanted to create a YouTube station for your school but didn't know how to pay for it or even begin? Do you have a YouTube station but you're trying to give it some pizazz? Do you have a great YouTube station but want to steal my ideas? If you answered yes to any of those questions, come to this session! Learn about the birth of the Westhills Television Network and see where it is today. At the end of this session, you’ll have all the tools to create a network that not only informs your students, but changes the culture of your school and surrounding community.
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Karen Corsello
@MsCorsello
Technology Elective Teacher, Emerson Middle School
Student Voice
Adding Choice to the 4Cs: Creating Engaging Student Work Using WeVideo
Learning menus and choice boards allow students to create a personalized learning experience during remote learning. Combine the element of student choice with the collaborative capabilities of WeVideo to encourage student collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. Students communicate their work through school announcements and YouTube, and have an authentic audience for their experience.
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2:00pm - 2:30pm
Exclusive Product Update: Join us on the Red Carpet!
Meet the WeVideo product team and learn about features in WeVideo that you can use to support blended learning this fall. Plus, get a sneak peek of our new feature: real-time collaboration. You don’t want to miss this!
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9:30am - 10:00am
Dan Ryder
@wickeddecent
Director of Innovation & Author
Near and Far: Creative Movement & Deeper Learning in an Era of Remote Learning
How might we engage our students in kinesthetic learning when time and space, screens and safety protocols prevent us from being physical present? How do we better ensure our students are meeting our curricular and social emotional learning goals when they cannot access our lab equipment, our performance spaces, our gymnasiums or our maker spaces? During this interactive keynote, we'll apply principles of critical creativity and rigorous whimsy to learning experiences in creative movement, physical health, STEM and maker education.
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10:00am - 11:00am
Rhonda Jenkins
@luv2teachtech
Library Media Center Director
Student Creativity
Get Going with WeVideo
This session offers an introduction to WeVideo. You'll learn the basics with a few extras on how to best get started with video creation in your classroom.
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Scott Lewis
@ScottLewisITC
Instructional Technology Coach Millbrook HS/Frederick County Public Schools
Student Creativity
Consumer to Creator: Taking Google Expeditions One Step Further
(this is a pre-recorded session)
It’s important for learners to become creators of content because it makes them active participants in their learning. This session will show how learners (both teachers and students) can create their own Google Expeditions.
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Ronald M Nober
@nober_techclass
STEAM Teacher, Southampton Township Schools
Student Creativity
Animation in WeVideo For Students & Teachers
Learn how to use WeVideo, PNGs, SVGs, and voiceovers to create animations. These animations can be used for creative student-created projects or unique ways for teachers to present material. Ron Nober will demonstrate the process in WeVideo, share examples, give hands-on time for participants to begin creating, as well as time for some Q&A.
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11:00am - 12:00pm
Blended Learning
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Puzzled by Hybrid Learning? Let’s #Appsmash it Together!
Daren White
@rangathetrainer
Learning Technologies Lead, Maltings Academy & New Rickstones Academy
Ben Moore
@trainingwithBM
Associate teacher
Alfonso Mendoza
@TechTeacher1381
Edtech Teacher
Patrick Hausammann
@PHausEDU
Edtech Teacher
In this session, Daren, Ben, Pat and Fonz will show you how you can use Edpuzzle to turn not just existing, but also your own Wevideo content, into chunked, self-paced learning modules with minimal workload and maximum impact. What’s more, we’ll even get those scores imported straight into Google Classroom and you’ll know exactly who has done what in your class.
Stacey Roshan
@buddyxo
Director of Innovation & Educational Technology at Bullis School
Student Voice
Embracing Technology to Build Deeper Connections with Students
In this session, you’ll hear ideas on embracing technology to build deeper connections with students. Edtech tools can provide a powerful platform to allow the unique voices and personalities of all learners in classrooms to shine and be heard. Beyond that, video can be a powerful way for students to creatively synthesize and express their understanding and create impactful presentations for an authentic audience. When we give students the creative freedom to demonstrate these understandings, we often see our students through a new lens and get to know them in ways that may not have been possible otherwise.
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12:00pm - 1:00pm
Rhonda Jenkins
@luv2teachtech
Library Media Center Director
Student Creativity
WeVideo Can Do That?
This session will highlight many advanced features of WeVideo. Tips, tricks and methods to create effective, impactful video creations.
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Larissa Mireles
@Miss_Mireles
Teacher Royal Oak Middle School/Charter Oak Unified School District
Student Voice
Using Social Media to Communicate and Promote Your School
Social media offers many tools that schools can use to promote their school and communicate with parents to keep them informed. This session will teach social media tools to promote a school and tips to gain an audience.
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Amy Stefanski
@Amy_Stefanski
District Librarian at Dunlap Community Unit School District
Blended Learning
Create Blended Learning Experiences through Virtual & Personal Touchpoints
Every interaction is key to sustainable relationships and growth. But is a face-to-face interaction the only way? Blended learning equals blended interactions. This session will show you how to utilize touchpoints as data references for achieving high impact lessons and connections with students and colleagues. Come see how touchpoint data can transform how you look at each creative activity and space.
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Patrick Hausammann
@PHausEDU
Supervisor of Instructional Technology and Tech Coach, Clarke County Public Schools
Blended Learning
Making Amazing GIFs with WeVideo!
This session will walk attendees through the process of creating GIFs in WeVideo and, what's more, it will show many amazing reasons why GIFs should and could be used in education. Think about it: How many videos have you stopped before watching the whole thing? What about GIFs?
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1:00pm - 2:00pm
Lindsey Weaver
@thefitbrarian
High School Teacher Librarian
Blended Learning
Taking Lessons & Projects to a New Level with Blended Learning
Blended learning is not just about the technology, it's about leveraging technology through best teaching practices. In this session, participants will learn the basics of blended learning as well as how to transform traditional lessons/projects using blended learning strategies in a virtual environment and/or a face-to-face setting. Participants will also learn how to incorporate metacognitive practices to enhance learner understanding and engagement. Opportunities for brainstorming ideas and exploring tools will be provided.
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Ryan Corris
@RyanCorris
Innovation Specialist Lakota Local Schools Liberty Twp
Blended Learning
Tips to Engage Learners When Using Instructional Videos
Take your videos a step or two further and use techniques to engage your learners rather than just making them watch another video.
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Amy Stefanski
@Amy_Stefanski
District Librarian at Dunlap Community Unit School District
Student Voice
The Unbiased Collection: Book Curation for the Traditional or Remote Classroom
Curating a book collection is not easy, and many of those books are recommended to fit social, economic and academic gaps. But where do you start? How do you shift through all the titles that you don't have time to read? In this session, you will learn the foundational skill on how to curate a book collection and how to integrate books into a blended learning environment by using tools and elements based on fact, and not opinions.
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Matthew Winters
@TeacherWinters
English Language Arts Teacher / Edtech Coach, Wahlquist Junior High School
Student Creativity
Unlocking the Global Potential of your English Class: Using WeVideo and the UN Sustainable Development Goals for Student Choice Projects
Whether creating a podcast to learn about student research, a video project at the end of the novel, or building a quick GIF to share student learning on a grammatical concept, using WeVideo supports student voice in English Language Arts classrooms. Explore a student choice research project unit based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that culminates in a short film project using WeVideo. We’ll also explore other uses of WeVideo in the ELA classroom from 5-10 minute projects to unit-based projects.
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2:00pm - 2:30pm
Reimagining Education: 3 foci for the new school year
As we plan for reopening the school year, we can’t plan for business as usual. We have an opportunity to reimagine education. Our Chief Education Officer, Dr. Nathan Lang-Raad, will share three areas of focus that will ensure the right priorities as we navigate the challenges and opportunities ahead of us. He will also present a special video challenge, an exciting way for you to continue the fun and learning!
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