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Welcome to Mini-CAST 2019 - Due to limited on-site parking we encourage you to carpool to the event. Remote parking and shuttles will be available at 612 E. Bethany Dr. Allen, TX 75002 starting at 7:30 am.

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Saturday, March 2
 

9:40am

Nuclear Reactions in Action
Let’s shoot nuclear waste into the sun! Was Fukushima a nuclear or chemical explosion? How does nuclear power work? Can we mine the moon to further fusion research? How does radiation kill cancer cells? Nuclear is a powerful word, often steeped in mystery and fear. Yet it is a well-researched area of science. Come listen to some quick and common questions and answers.

STAT Chat is at 9:45 and repeats at 10:10.

Speakers

Saturday March 2, 2019 9:40am - 10:40am
D116

9:40am

Reviews for more than Regurgitation: Using Hyperdocs to develop Independent Learners
This session is designed to provide resources and strategies to develop hyperdocs designed specifically for major unit tests, middle of the year assessments and other evaluations that require students to recall content, skills, and knowledge covered over a lengthy period. Participants will be provided with templates for immediate use in their classrooms. Agenda items will include how the hypedocs can be tailored to meet the needs of all learners including students with disabilities, ELLs and for extended learning for those students who require minimal academic assistance.

STAT Chat is at 9:45 and repeats at 10:10.

Speakers

Saturday March 2, 2019 9:40am - 10:40am
D121

9:40am

Using Content Centered Playlists to Differentiate Learning
Wish you could have more help in the classroom? Wish you could focus student learning to the needs of individual learners continually throughout the year? Wish you could spiral student learning with less effort? Learning playlists will allow you to do just that! Learn how to utilize content centered playlists and student data to target student learning. Using playlists will allow you to better target the needs of all students all the time. Check out this course to learn more!

STAT Chat is at 9:45 and repeats at 10:10.

Speakers

Saturday March 2, 2019 9:40am - 10:40am
D122

9:40am

Using Inventor's Biographies for Engineering
Struggling to integrate? Come see how we integrated science, social studies, reading, and writing with one project completed in separate classrooms. Learn how to create a multidisciplinary project to cover your TEKS, incorporate STEM, and maximize instructional time (without intensive planning)!

STAT Chat is at 9:45 and repeats at 10:10.

Speakers
avatar for Lexi Rix

Lexi Rix

Third Grade Teacher, Cannon Elementary
Lexi Rix is a Humanities teacher at Cannon Elementary: A GCISD STEM School for Grapevine-Colleyville ISD. She currently teaches 3rd grade and she has experience teaching 5th grade. Rix holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a master's degree in curriculum & instruction... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2019 9:40am - 10:40am
D118

9:40am

Why not make videos and animations for your classroom? A talk about video editing philosophy and software
Currently, many teachers use videos and animations in the classroom but they rely on other’s work, like crash courses or NASA videos or solo producers such as Amoeba Sisters’ work. Wouldn’t it be cool to make your own videos for your classes, instruct students how to make their own, and share these with other teachers? Everyone is on their smartphones anyway, why not get something educational on these? The technology of video and animation editing and producing is rapidly developing and much more user-friendly than ever. Most of the software is no harder to learn than Microsoft Office programs such as Word or PowerPoint. What you really need to start making your own videos and animations is to learn the philosophy of making one and spending some time to learn the software. To make a video, you need a story. The story is the key; it is not so hard to find graphics, animation clips, video clips, and good voice or music recordings. Editing software is also important but this follows similar logic. Once you have the story you want to tell, then you put all the clips and elements together and apply some effects to make your final video great. You need three types of editing: graphics editing, animation software, and video editing software. I will briefly demonstrate the basic production flow of videos and animations, and then share with you a summary of software based on my personal experiences, peer-reviewed literatures and resources online. The software that I want to cover includes Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Animate CC, DaVinci Resolve, Pensil2d, screen recorder/capture software. Remember they may look different but once you understand the logic of making a video or an animation you would learn to use any of them very fast, especially if you have some experience on any one of the software in the list.

STAT Chat is at 9:45 and repeats at 10:10.

Speakers

Saturday March 2, 2019 9:40am - 10:40am
D123