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Welcome to the Brainstorm 2017: Future Ready Students conference website.

PLEASE NOTE:  Using this tool to mark your personal scheduling preferences does not reserve a seat for marked sessions, nor does it register you for the conference.  

We do not plan to have paper programs available on site.
 If you would like a printed program, select the printer icon to the right to print a personal copy.  

Brainstorm 2017 is held in a public space, therefore we do not prohibit participants, exhibitors, sponsors, or news organizations from photographing conference activities. VSTE, SVTC and James Madison University reserve the right to use images taken at the Conference with your photograph and/or likeness on social media and/or in future marketing materials. We are NOT responsible for individual attendee’s use of your image or likeness.

Parking will be available on campus but it is limited. Consider car pooling.

Thank to EN Computers for their support of this event.  

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Friday, April 7 • 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Taking Google Draw Beyond Drawing and into the World of Language

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Explore the possibilities of Google Draw in the classroom. Learn how to use Google Draw to provide opportunities for your English Learners (and all your students) as a platform for communication and to "show what they know." Create technology enhanced items that can be shared through Google Classroom, giving students one on one practice with clicking & dragging, hot spot text selection, tech enhanced graphic organizers, and reorganizing information. Direct students to use technology to write creatively, use visuals to enhance communication, and collaborate with their peers on presentations. Using Google Draw as a language platform enables students to stamp their work with their own unique personality and ability level, making differentiation a bit easier to accomplish for the teacher.


Friday April 7, 2017 1:10pm - 2:00pm PDT