Theater Sessions

Looking for a way to showcase your products? Register for SLATE’s Exhibit Hall Session Theater Showcase.

The theater, located in a large section of the exhibit hall, provides the opportunity for presentations and demonstrations of the ways in which our students and schools can use technology tools to advance learning and make educators’ jobs simpler so they can focus on teaching and leadership. You can register for one of these sessions as part of your exhibitor registration.

Please Note: These are not “sales pitches”; rather they are presentations that will provide valuable information about your chosen product/topic.

501. 9:50 – 10:20 am – Supercharging PLC with Data and ion

For the staff at Little Chute Schools, “Data” used to be a four letter word. As the district began to pursue the PLC model, it became apparent that they needed a data platform to drive discussions in those PLCs. Little Chute chose ion for its ease of use and flexibility. In this session, Kara Akey, RTI and ELL Coordinator will discuss how Little Chute has used ion to support and strengthen the PLC model in her district.

Company: ion Software Group, LLC

502. 10:30 – 11:00 am – Use Star to Power your RTI Program

Don’t miss this session to see how Renaissance Star Assessments® give you reliable data to support an effective Response to Intervention (RTI) program. In this session, you’ll learn how you can screen and group students for targeted instruction and intervention, monitor progress, and encourage student agency.

Join us and learn key insights on how to: 

  • Develop full confidence in computer-adaptive technology
  • Use digital reports, planner, and resources to differentiate instruction
  • Set goals for intervention students and monitoring progress
  • Monitor student growth

Company: Renaissance  

503. 11:10 – 1140 am – Pear Deck and Google Slides: The Perfect Pear

What if you could engage every student in your class, every day? Pear Deck lets you bring presentations to life with formative assessments and interactive questions. Designed for 1:1 classrooms, Pear Deck takes presentations to the next level, letting you see in real time how each student in your class is doing.

In this hands-on session we will let you experience the power of Pear Deck as both a student and a teacher. We’ll walk through how easy it is to:

1) Add formative assessment questions right from Google Slides

2) Manage your class and view student answers with the teacher dashboard

3) Capture student responses with our Google Classroom integration and Takeaways

By the end of the session, you will walk away as a Pear Deck expert with a Free Pear Deck Premium Account! Plus, with Pear Deck’s add-on for Google Slides, you have access to premade slide templates for critical thinking, exit tickets, bell ringers and more!

Bonus: Teaching digital citizenship? You can now access 19 free, ready-to-teach digital citizenship lessons featuring Google’s Be Internet Awesome curriculum, all with the interactive power of Pear Deck.

Company: Pear Deck

504. 12:00 – 12:30 pm – How to Engage 21st Century Students with Digital Content

Schools across the country are promoting reading and supporting literacy goals with eBooks and other forms of digital content. Whether it’s sparking a student’s interest in science fiction or providing a critical learning resource, digital content has become a vital component of today’s school library. Join us for an overview of how eBooks and audiobooks provide the privacy, easy access and self-pacing students need. We’ll demonstrate how digital content supports differentiation and blended learning in the classroom and at home with online and offline access to digital books.

Company: OverDrive

505. 1:05 – 1:35 pm – College Readiness with the Blindfold OFF

Graduation – the celebration of a BEGINNING, right?  Join us as we discover how a single first-generation college student changed the trajectory of over a hundred thousand high school students across the country through relevant ACT assessment and data analysis.  With increasing emphasis on ACT performance in Wisconsin, learn how CERT can drastically improve outcomes through ACT data-informed instruction and individualized remediation available for students grades 6-12.

Company: The College Equipped Readiness Tool (CERT)

506. 1:45 – 2:15 pm – Introduction to Rocketbook Smart Notebooks

Learn the basics of how the Rocketbook Mobile App helps to quickly organize, save, and share handwritten notes.  Hear about the many ways teachers around the country are incorporating Rocketbook notebooks into their classrooms

Company: Rocketbook

507. 2:35 – 3:05 pm


508. 3:15 – 3:45 pm


509. 3:55 – 4:25 pm