2020 B-SSD TechStep

Blairsville-Saltsburg School District and Indiana University of Pennsylvania Office of Educator Preparation are pleased to host the 2020 TechStep event.

Event Timing: March 26, 2020 / 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Event Address: Chestnut Ridge Golf Resort and Conference Center

132 Pine Ridge Road / Blairsville, PA 15717

Details: Join us for a FREE evening of professional collaboration, dynamic new ideas, food, and prizes.

Contact us at if you should have any questions.

Presentations and Presenters

PreK - 12

AI, AR/VR, Coding, Robotics, STEM, SEL $ SPED Potpourri with Mr. Mark Losey

Assessments a' la carte; Tech to Apply Today! with Mrs. Holly Rougeaux, Dr. Susan Sibert and Dr. Jacqueline McGinty

Be an Inventor with MakeyMakey with Mrs. Lori Rodgers

Flipping the Classroom with Nearpod, Screencastify, and Edpuzzle with Mrs. Holly Rougeaux

I Need it aSAP! Digitizing Your Student Assistance Program with Mrs. Lori Baker, Mrs. Cassidy Pytash and Mr. James Budzilek


Share and Share Alike with Ms. Nancy Evans

Top 10 Apps to Improve Teacher Efficiency, Effectiveness and Communication in Health and Physical Education with Dr. Keri Kulik

PreK - 5

ATHENA- 3D Printed Assistive Technology with Mrs. Linzi Strong

Coding Sphero SPRK and Dash Robots with Mrs. Carly Hruska

Earthquake! with Ms. Millie Eckerd and Dr. Lavrick

Newsela: Reading Evolution with Ms. Joan Tampioc

Puzzled Over Puzzlets? with Ms. Kelly Brown, Ms. Kelley McBroom and Ms. Rachel Boyer

Robot4STEM with Mrs. Robyn Shaw and Mrs. Linzi Strong

Using an Escape Room Puzzle as an Exit Ticket with Ms. Michelle Juan

6 - 8

Differentiating Instruction with VoiceThread with Mrs. Karen Magalich. Mrs. Cara Coulter and M. Annah Hill

Future City Engineering Competition with Ms. Lexi Brendlinger and Mr. Nathan

Google Sites for E-Portfolios with Ms. Michelle Ballard

Student's Progress through Plickers App with Loubna Zohra Aissaoui and Elhassane El Hilali

9 - 12

A Foolproof Path to Financial Literacy with Mr. Greg Kaylor

CMU Computer Science Academy with Ms. Melissa Milanak

Digital Cartoon and Caricature for Joyful Teaching and Learning with Mr. Santosh Bisen and Dr. Shivaji Deshmukh

Embedded Reality in Chemistry Teaching with Mr. Shai Shahar

How to Personalize Instruction in Your Classroom Using a Hyperdoc Called a “Playlist,” Including English Language Learners with Ms. Jonelle Dongilla

Utilize the IRS App for PA Career Education Standards with Mr. Mark Freeman

What's APPening? with Ms. Ashley Staniscia


Digital Storytelling with Mr. Rodger Briscoe II

Eduspire with Mr. Kevin McGuire

Let's Take to the Sky with Mr. Chris Barber

Supporting ELA Students through Digital Storygame Design with Mr. Mike Sell, Ms. Rachel Schiera, Zeeshan Siddique, Zainab Younas and Ms. Olivia Maderer

Using LX Blocks to Design Learning Experiences with Mr. Leo Andrei Crisologo

2020 B-SSD TechStep Logo Submissions.mp4