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Saturday, December 6
 

8:30am

Game Design Using Scratch: Integrating Art, Math, & Engineering
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore free tools and strategies to promote computational thinking. We'll look at a variety of video game design platforms and tools for promoting computational thinking, problem solving, creative expression and other higher-order thinking skills. After a brief orientation on building interactive programs using Scratch, you will create your own interactive game or program using Scratch to share with the group.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Anderson

Carl Anderson

Art Instructor
Art Education, Alternative Education, Innovative Schooling, Education Technology, Equity Issues in Technology & Education


Saturday December 6, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway I

8:30am

iChoose: Integrating Academic Choice & Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

iChoose is a framework for integrating technology and providing authentic learning experiences for students to show what they know. iChoose supports self-directed, self-aware learners who advocate for themselves and navigate their learning in a technology enhanced classroom. Participants will learn how to incorporate academic choice opportunities for students based on principles of Responsive Classroom, the SAMR model and Bloom’s Taxonomy. A guided discovery will be included to help gain a deeper understanding of the experience from a student’s perspective. Participants will have collaborative work time to adapt the framework for their own classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Bisson

Ryan Bisson

Staff Development Assessment Specialist, Osseo Area Schools
Ryan Bisson is a Staff Development Assessment Specialist for Osseo Area Schools. Ryan was named TIES 2013 Exceptional Teacher for Osseo.
avatar for Andrea Wilson Vazquez

Andrea Wilson Vazquez

Technology Integration Specialist, Osseo Area Schools
Technology integration specialist, blogger, coder, co-teacher / collaborator, lifelong learner, and edtech enthusiast!


Saturday December 6, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway E

8:30am

Build Literacy Success with Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

Literacy needs to remain in the front seat once technology is introduced to the classroom. Strong literacy skills foster success in all areas of academics. Come learn some ways digital tools, including iPads, Google and online resources can be used hand-in-hand with literacy instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Legatt

Jen Legatt

Library Media Specialist


Saturday December 6, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
Greenway J

8:30am

Effective Content Creation for a Flipped Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

In a flipped learning environment, teachers create or curate digital content that students access outside of group time. Success in the flipped classroom requires effective content so that students can come to class prepared to explore and apply what they've learned. Participants in this workshop will learn how to create instructional videos that will engage student interest and empower them to understand the material. Participants will explore different styles of video creation as they work with different free and paid recording software. Participants should bring content for a video lesson which will be recorded and completed during the workshop to bring back and use with their students.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Daniels

Kristin Daniels

Innovation Coordinator, Cambridge-Isanti Schools
I am a former classroom teacher (middle school science) who transitioned into a technology integration role in 2006. My passions are collaboration and innovation in the hopes of helping teachers to shift their thinking towards creating more student-centered classrooms and schools... Read More →


Saturday December 6, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
Calhoun

12:30pm

Get With the Program: Coding in the K- 5 Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and explore the many ways that coding can put the power of creation into your students’ hands by harnessing their natural curiosity to understand how things work. This workshop will discuss ways to integrate coding across curricular areas and grade levels, and will share ways to get started with coding at your school. We also will explore the skills students actively develop through coding. Participants are encouraged to bring their own technology to try out coding with free apps and websites. Let’s join the coding revolution and help our students make the shift from technology consumers to technology creators!

Speakers
avatar for Kent Sall

Kent Sall

Technology Integration Specialist, Saint Paul Public Schools
Integration • Programming • X-Country Skiing
avatar for Andrea Wilson Vazquez

Andrea Wilson Vazquez

Technology Integration Specialist, Osseo Area Schools
Technology integration specialist, blogger, coder, co-teacher / collaborator, lifelong learner, and edtech enthusiast!


Saturday December 6, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Lake Superior A

12:30pm

Harness the Power of the iPad to Creatively and Easily Assess Students
Limited Capacity seats available

In this hands-on workshop we’ll help you move away from the iPad as a consumption tool and toward its use as a powerful creation tool. We will focus on strategies and apps that foster student engagement while allowing teachers to differentiate and increase the meaningful formative and summative assessments they utilize. By harnessing the power of the iPad, you will attain a rich, clear picture of what your students are learning. Teachers will leave with multiple resources and ideas for implementation in upcoming units. Show your students what the iPad can really do.

Speakers
avatar for Becky Fritz

Becky Fritz

Science Teacher, Technology Integration Specialist, Hopkins Schools
Becky Fritz has been teaching science for 15 years and this is her fourth year in a classroom that’s 1:1 with iPads. She’s been in love with technology since she first learned how to program that turtle in Logo during elementary school. In recent years she has begun working... Read More →
avatar for Debbie Hahn

Debbie Hahn

Teacher, Digital Learning Coach, Hopkins North Jr. High
Debbie Hahn is a Teacher and Digital Content Specialist at Hopkins North Jr. High where every student has a district-issued iPad. She has been teaching junior high Social Studies for 15 years and has enjoyed the ride from 5.25” floppy disks to iPads, consistently trying to be creative... Read More →


Saturday December 6, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway E

12:30pm

In Plain English: Videos in the Common Craft Style
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore what can you do with a document camera and screen capture software. The possibilities are endless! This session will explore creating In Plain English videos in the Common Craft Style. This process can be used with students as they create and model concepts and content in easy-to-understand videos. Participants will work through the process to create a video from storyboarding to screen capturing. These skills can also be used when flipping lessons. Come explore another way to engage students in the learning process!

Speakers
avatar for Shelly Pierson

Shelly Pierson

Library Media Center Director, School District of Altoona
I am passionate about learning and student centered classrooms, creating environments where students challenge themselves and each other, and where students and staff feel inspired.


Saturday December 6, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Minnehaha
 
Sunday, December 7
 

8:30am

Flipping the Humanities
Limited Capacity seats available

The flipped classroom is becoming increasingly popular in today's classrooms. However, there is a difference in methods for STEM related classes and the humanities classrooms. Participants will learn how to use the flipped instruction method without giving up the discussion-based environment upon which most humanities classes thrive. Participants will leave with at least one complete flipped lesson, and most will finish several.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony VonBank

Anthony VonBank

Digital Learning Specialist, ISD728, Elk River Area Schools
Dr. Anthony VonBank taught secondary language arts and communications for over 15 years, and currently works as a district digital learning specialist in the Elk River school district. His doctoral work in education leadership focused on his passion for systems and innovative change... Read More →


Sunday December 7, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
Calhoun

8:30am

Keeping It Real: Authentic Teaching and Learning Using GAFE
Limited Capacity seats available

Innovative educators know that learning is most impactful when it is relevant to the learners’ lives. Transformational learning must be authentic. This session will explore authenticity in the areas of contexts, tasks, assessments, and products. Participants will examine ways to create engaging, real-world contexts that include essential questions and big ideas using Google Apps for Education. We will draw on ideas from inquiry and project-based instruction, and apply them to tasks, assessments, and products. This session is applicable for educators at all levels and content areas, and will be interactive with collaborative work time.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Brandt

Tom Brandt

Digital Learning Specialist, ISD 279
Always learning. Always skeptical of what is known. Always amazed at what others know and can do.
avatar for Andrea Wilson Vazquez

Andrea Wilson Vazquez

Technology Integration Specialist, Osseo Area Schools
Technology integration specialist, blogger, coder, co-teacher / collaborator, lifelong learner, and edtech enthusiast!


Sunday December 7, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway G

8:30am

Learn to Love Google Forms
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to love Google Forms in your classroom, professional development, coaching and advising. This pre-conference session is for the beginner to intermediate user in every role from the classroom teacher to media specialist to athletic director. We will begin by learning to make a simple form and move up the SAMR ladder with 50 examples of how forms can help transform your classroom and professional development. Learn how to use a form to create a word cloud, evaluate a movie, comment on a drawing, vote for the Homecoming Royalty and more!

Speakers
avatar for Dihanna Fedder

Dihanna Fedder

District Technology Integrationist, Pine City
Dihanna is a mother of two sons and one four-legged genius. Dihanna is a new grandmother and will happily share pictures of her beautiful grandchildren! She taught Spanish for 26 years and holds a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on technology from the University... Read More →


Sunday December 7, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway F

8:30am

Using Minnesota’s E-Texts for Middle School Math and Science
Limited Capacity seats available

Access, modify and adapt electronic textbooks for middle school math and science. These E-texts are aligned to Minnesota standards and were developed by teachers under the direction of the Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum. The E-texts are licensed under a Creative Commons license making them available to all schools at no charge. The content is accessed through Google Drive, as a Moodle course or in the CK-12 Flexbook format. Participants in this hands-on workshop will learn how to access the curriculum in the format of their choosing. We will discuss strategies for implementation and learn how to modify the content for use in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Marc Johnson

Marc Johnson

Executive Director, ECMECC
Marc Johnson is the Executive Director of the East Central Minnesota Educational Cable Cooperative, a telecommunications and technology cooperative of 14 K-12 school districts and one technical & community college in East Central Minnesota. Previous to this role, he taught middle... Read More →


Sunday December 7, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway J

8:30am

Chrome and Google Apps in Your Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Chromebooks in your classroom? Discover why Google Chrome has become the most used Internet browser in the world and in classrooms. Learn how to personalize and tweak Chrome to make the most out of everything you do online. We will address the following topics based on Marzano’s work on teaching with technology through learning apps that include Chrome: tracking student progress, identifying critical information, organizing physical layout of classroom, comparing similarities and differences. Dive into the Chrome Web Store and explore useful apps and extensions. Bring your own laptop or Chromebook.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Simmons

Eric Simmons

Director of Technology, Princeton Public Schools
Eric is the Director of Technology for Princeton Public Schools in Princeton, Minnesota and a Google for Education Certified Innovator. A former social studies teacher, he leads technology leadership and instruction in PreK-12 settings. His recent interests include leveraging digital... Read More →


Sunday December 7, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
Lake Superior B

8:30am

Enhancing eBook Elements and Expanding iBooks Author
Limited Capacity seats available

Want an opportunity to learn about and use more of the tools and techniques available for ebooks? Participants will create their own content and generate widgets using that content with tools such as interactive Keynote, 3D, Bookry.com, and other resources. We will focus on using iBooks Author as a student learning tool rather than a teacher content tool. Plan to be engaged with hands on learning. Participants should have working knowledge of iBooks Author for this intermediate level workshop.

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Feller

Wayne Feller

Technology & Innovation Coach, Stillwater Public Schools
Innovation coaching is unique for each teacher. Grade level, content area, teaching style, interests, and context of experience affect choices and potentials. Amassing an arsenal of tools is not enough. Innovation is a continuous practice of applying skills and ingenuity to the... Read More →
avatar for Michael Main

Michael Main

Technology Coordinator, Carondelet Catholic School
I am the new technology integration specialist at Epiphany Catholic School, but spent 21 years in the classroom constantly striving to find ways to build technology into my English/Language Arts curriculum. My greatest educational desire is to make classroom technology use as easy... Read More →


Sunday December 7, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
Skyway

8:30am

Ready for More: Moving beyond SMART Notebook Basics
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you feel comfortable using the basic features of SMART Notebook? Are you ready to move beyond the basics and transform your lessons using a variety of advanced Notebook features? This workshop will expose you to the next level of SMART lesson creation. Learn how to create interactive lessons that you can customize to meet the specific standards your students need to master. There will be time at the end of the session to apply newly learned skills, so bring any curriculum and a flash drive to save the amazing lessons you will create. This workshop will be taught using SMART Notebook 14.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Carlson-Kelm

Chris Carlson-Kelm

Math Intervention Teacher, Mahtomedi School District
For the past 18 years, I have worked as an educator in the Mahtomedi School District. I am passionate about integrating technology and best practices to engage students and provide them with immediate feedback on their understanding. I am a SMART Exemplary Educator and Ties Exceptional... Read More →


Sunday December 7, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
Greenway D

8:30am

Technology Literacy with Scratch 2.0 Programming
Limited Capacity seats available

Scratch 2.0 is a free, web-based, graphical programming language, designed for students ages 8 to 16. In this workshop participants will explore the Scratch lessons and resources available, and see examples of how students in grades 2 and above can use Scratch 2.0 across the curriculum. Participants will plan, create, and share a game, tutorial, or interactive story. They will also evaluate and remix existing projects; explore some of the advanced features of Scratch such as the backpack, cloud data, operators, and custom blocks which can be used for creating games and tutorials.

Speakers
avatar for Ann Nicholson

Ann Nicholson

Professional Development Contractor
Ann is retired, but used to be the technology integration facilitator for CRCSD. She designed and delivered face to face, online, and blended professional development opportunities for teachers on a variety of technology integration resources and taught Educational Media and Technology... Read More →


Sunday December 7, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
Greenway I

12:30pm

21st Century Differentiated Instruction
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for an interactive workshop where you’ll have the time to learn how to take differentiated instruction to a new level: use innovative technology tools that promote 21st century skills; dialogue about its role in professional development; and compare notes as to how it could enhance technology integration. Differentiated Instruction focuses on designing instruction to ensure that all students can learn. The workshop will end with participants developing a “So what?” statement about what they have learned and at least one action item.

Speakers
VJ

Vivian Johnson

Associate Dean/Professor, School of Education Hamline University
Associate Dean of Technology and Learning/Associate Professore at School of Education Hamline University     For more information and resources, go to http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/


Sunday December 7, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway C

12:30pm

Coding with Kids: Engage Learners through Computer Science Exploration
Limited Capacity seats available

Computing is part of our daily lives, both in and out of the classroom, so we need to help our students gain a foundational understanding of computer science. Let's explore why it's crucial for our students (and us) to understand how the devices we use daily actually work. We'll spend a significant part of our time together exploring free and low-cost tools and resources for teaching and learning introductory-level computer science. We'll also share ideas for how these tools can be implemented in our schools. You don't need a degree in computer science to effectively teach this content; I don't.

Speakers
avatar for Tami Brass

Tami Brass

Director of Instructional Technology, St Paul Academy and Summit School
Director of Instructional Technology for St. Paul Academy and Summit School Google Educator & Google Education Trainer Apple Distinguished Educator Passionate about #makered and portable/mobile devices in education


Sunday December 7, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Lake Superior A

12:30pm

Engaging Students with Apptivities
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how apptivities can promote students’ use of multiple iOS applications to create, evaluate, refine, and publish content to meet Common Core and State Standards. This hands-on workshop will have you creating content-rich activities and digital products to meet the needs of students of all ability levels. Teachers will leave with lesson ideas and experience with multiple apps to use in all content areas.

Speakers
avatar for Justine Schrader

Justine Schrader

District Technology Integration Specialist, Le Sueur-Henderson Public Schools,


Sunday December 7, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway G

12:30pm

Multi-Media Creation Tools on the iPad
Limited Capacity seats available

Take your classroom iPad use to the next level. Learn creation tools for you and your students that will move you and them from content consumers to creators. We will take an in-depth look at approximately 20 app/web tools, how to use them, and give examples of how to embed their use into your curriculum. You will leave this session with great ideas to start using in your class right after the conference.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Scherer

Brad Scherer

Instructional Tech Ninja, Sartell- St. Stephen Schools
Brad Scherer is a recovering high school social studies/business teacher and currently a ninja of instructional technology with Sartell Schools. In this role, he facilitates the integration of technology into current and new curriculum with over 100 staff members, assists in the management... Read More →


Sunday December 7, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway E

12:30pm

Using TED and TED-Ed in the classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Take the inspirational TED talks to a new level. Learn how to navigate the website for content and relevance to your content and grade level. Turn talks into a TED-Ed customized lesson with the free platform on the ed.ted.com website. Use TED-Ed originals to extend learning for your students. Also, take any educational video from YouTube and customize it. Create, share and extend learning for your students.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Kraemer

Kathy Kraemer

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Fridley Public Schools
K-12 Instructional Technology Coordinator at Fridley IB World SchoolsI'm passionate about BIG ideas, student advocacy, TEDx, travel, humor, the movies, photography, all kinds of music, being a wife, mom and teacher, kickboxing, swimming, and being lakeside.
avatar for Carla Staffa

Carla Staffa

Co-Director of Digital Learning, American School of Warsaw
Design, sewing, living in Poland.


Sunday December 7, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway J
 
Monday, December 8
 

8:00am

Creativity: The Subversive Educator's Guide
Every 21st century skill emphasizes creativity. This session demonstrates why creativity belongs in every content area, moving beyond music and art. Creativity is a genuine vocational skill and educators need to overcome our fear of creative children. Gain 10 practical methods for encouraging and assessing creativity in every assignment.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Johnson

Doug Johnson

Director of Media and Technology, Mankato Area Public Schools
Director of Media and Technology at Mankato Area Public Schools and world wide speaker on information Literacy and author of the Blue Skunk Blog Doug Johnson has been the Director of Libraries and Technology for the Mankato (MN) Public Schools since 1991 and has served as an adjunct faculty member of Minnesota State University since 1990. His teaching experience has included work in grades K-12 both here and in Saudi Arabia... Read More →


Monday December 8, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
Northstar Ballroom B

8:00am

Digital Primary Sources in the Classroom
Primary sources invigorate students' interest and knowledge of history through the use of actual sources from the past. Learn about digital primary sources and the best places to find them, an easier path than Googling "primary sources!" Leave with connections to the best resources on the web and ideas for classroom use.

Speakers

Monday December 8, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
Greenway J

8:00am

Free Math and Science E-Texts: Aligned to MN Standards
Discover electronic textbooks for middle school math and science! Available to schools at no charge, the texts are aligned to Minnesota standards, and developed by teachers under the direction of the Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum. Accessible with computers and mobile devices, text formats include Google apps, CK-12 Flexbooks, Moodle, pdf and ePubs.

Speakers
avatar for Marc Johnson

Marc Johnson

Executive Director, ECMECC
Marc Johnson is the Executive Director of the East Central Minnesota Educational Cable Cooperative, a telecommunications and technology cooperative of 14 K-12 school districts and one technical & community college in East Central Minnesota. Previous to this role, he taught middle... Read More →


Monday December 8, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
Greenway A

8:00am

Khan Academy: 'Khan' Students Into Learning
Use the Khan Academy to engage students with technology, while providing them with an individualized learning experience and instant feedback. Try out the program as a "student" and "coach." We'll explore missions, badges, exercises, videos, and how to use the real-time data to tailor and monitor your students' learning.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Stomberg

Lisa Stomberg

High School Math Teacher, Ashwaubenon High School
Lisa is in her seventh year of teaching at Ashwaubenon High School. She left the insurance industry after ten years and earned her bachelors in Mathematics, with a minor in Education. She is currently working on her masters with Marian University in Educational Technology. Lisa... Read More →


Monday December 8, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
Minnetonka

8:00am

Social Media: Become a Connected Educator
How do you connect with other educators and learners? Get started using Twitter and other social media channels to manage your own professional development. Gather and share resources to establish and grow professional connections tailored to your grade level, content, and interests. You chart your course, learning at your pace!

Speakers
avatar for Kara Osmundson

Kara Osmundson

Digital Learning Coach, Shakopee Public Schools
avatar for Sandra Riehl

Sandra Riehl

DLC, ISD #720
avatar for Joe Sage

Joe Sage

Digital Learning Coach & Physics Teacher, Shakopee Public Schools
This is my fourth year working for Shakopee Public Schools. I am a physics teacher as well as a Digital Learning Coach. I am passionate about teaching and am a life long longer.


Monday December 8, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
Lake Superior A

8:00am

Student Response Systems: Finding the Best Tool for You
Student response systems allow you to get instant feedback from students, have discussions and assess student understanding. Which Student Response System works best? You'll have a chance to try different systems out. We'll go over pros and cons for several different systems on the market including: Socrative, Pear Deck, Kahoot, Plickers.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica McMahon

Jessica McMahon

Personalized Learning Specialist, Saint Paul Public Schools


Monday December 8, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
Lakeshore C

11:00am

Apps: Web 2.0 Apps Engage Students Before, During and After Class
Reach out and engage students where they live, in the digital world. Learn to use three simple Web 2.0 apps that will help you reach all students before, during and after class. The apps are free. Many possible uses will be shared for each app, to help springboard ideas for your classroom.

Speakers

Monday December 8, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Calhoun

11:00am

Assessment Tools: Media Specialists Dive into Assessment and Data
How do media specialists prove the worth of Information Literacy classes? Where is the data? Learn to use a variety of formative assessments and the summative tool, TRAILS, to collect usable data. Then add your voice to help create Minnesota’s TRAILS benchmarks, while providing individualized feedback to your students and administration.

Speakers
avatar for Claire Berg

Claire Berg

Information & Technology Literacy Specialist, Riverview Elementary
I am a library media specialist. That means that I teach computer skills and applications while also teaching my students to be information literate. At the same time, I am also a more traditional librarian who loves and cares for the books! This year I have just about 825 studen... Read More →
avatar for Josh Jackson

Josh Jackson

K-5 Media/ITL Specialist, North Trail Elementary (ISD192)
As a K-5 Information & Technology Literacy specialist / library media specialist, I teach organizational skills, a love of literacy, educational technology, and information searching skills. I support and assist my students and staff in developing informational, technological, and... Read More →


Monday December 8, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Minnehaha

11:00am

Assessments: Fun and Easy Tools for All Ages
Engage your students with user-friendly formative and summative assessments. Exit slips, quizzes, tests, review activities, and gaming all rolled into one. See demonstrations of Kahoot!, Socrative and Google Forms. These tools are good for all ages and ability levels -- and the best part is that they are free!

Speakers
avatar for Dihanna Fedder

Dihanna Fedder

District Technology Integrationist, Pine City
Dihanna is a mother of two sons and one four-legged genius. Dihanna is a new grandmother and will happily share pictures of her beautiful grandchildren! She taught Spanish for 26 years and holds a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on technology from the University... Read More →


Monday December 8, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Great Lakes Ballroom C

11:00am

BYOD with Limited Money and Resources
Bring your own devices for an interactive session on how to acquire and utilize various internet-enabled devices in your classroom at one time. Some call it "resource scrounging." Learn how to achieve a 1:1 ratio, and best practices and tools for success in the BYOD environment: featuring Nearpod, Schoology, Kahoot, and much more!

Speakers
avatar for Cory Klinge

Cory Klinge

Instructional Excellence Coordinator, Eden Prairie Schools, MN
Cory Klinge has 15 years of education and technology experience. He is an Instructional Excellence Coordinator for Eden Prairie Schools in Eden Prairie, MN. Cory earned his Masters of Arts in Education at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. He is an adjunct instructor at St Mary's... Read More →


Monday December 8, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Millennium Grand South

11:00am

Dataphobia: Increasing Comfort with Data
More often than not, the disconnect in successfully using data is not acquisition but application. Learn quick, simple methods of data analysis and explore a variety of surveys and electronic resources. Gain insights into developing a culture that values data. Leave with a plan for decreasing data fear and increasing data usage in your school or district.

Speakers

Monday December 8, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Lakeshore B

11:00am

Flipped Classroom Technology: Blended Learning for All Students
Are you a busy teacher trying to ensure all students learn despite attendance issues or scheduling problems? Explore using technology to create blended experiences enabling students to independently complete coursework, and enjoy the learning process. Learn to use the augmented reality, QR code, and screencast technologies to bring your classroom into the 21st century.

Speakers
avatar for Billie Rengo

Billie Rengo

1st Grade Teacher, Grantsburg Schools
I'm a highly engaged teacher that is on a mission to prove to others that nothing is too hard for first graders. To me, teaching and learning is a journey of inquiry and discovery that my students and I explore together. What will my students learn? My students will learn to set... Read More →


Monday December 8, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Lake Superior B

11:00am

Flipped Classroom: Checklist to Create and Implement
Get ready for flipping with a checklist for flipped classroom implementation at all levels. Look at flipped classroom models and different types of flipped learning. Consider communication methods with parents, students, administration, and technology staff. Plan for the struggles and adjustments. Conclude with feedback from students on their thoughts about the flipped experience.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Graves

Lee Graves

Teacher, St. Francis Public Schools
I have been teaching science for 12 years. I also am a professional development teacher, teaching differentiated instruction and how to increase the school and home connections. I am also flipping my science classroom, which has been a wonderful adventure.


Monday December 8, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Lakeshore C

11:00am

Flipped Classroom: SMART Amp Enhances Learning
Enrich student-center learning in a flipped classroom. Sharing, analyzing, and comparing and contrasting classroom observations -- ideas, lab information, and content discussion, as well as formative assessment -- has never been as easy as it is with SMART Amp software! See how students with iPads use this online collaborative workspace to enhance their learning experience!

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Straumann

Kristin Straumann

Technology Integration Specialist, ACGC Public Schools


Monday December 8, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Greenway D/E

11:00am

iPads and Google: Transforming Science Instruction
Hear how a science team has grown, leveraging 1:1 iPads to increase classroom efficiencies and choice. Examples of their success include: Project Based Learning, screencasting with Explain Everything and Show Me, camera use with lab reports, Google Forms, and Schoology Assessments. All team planning is done on Google Docs and Presentations, and shared collaboratively.


Monday December 8, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Great Lakes Ballroom A2

11:00am

iPads in Primary Classrooms: Impact Learning
Hear how iPods and iPads are impacting learning in grades K-1 and 1-2 looping classrooms. Learn how the devices are managed and used throughout the day. Explore favorite apps for creating (books, posters, and presentations), as well as practice skills (word work, literacy, and math).

Speakers
avatar for Holly Leusink

Holly Leusink

1-2 Looping Teacher, Northland Pines School District


Monday December 8, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Millennium Grand Center

11:00am

Special Education: Capture Student Success
Discover how Capture, YouTube and Blogger effectively communicate a child’s progress to families. Go beyond required paperwork and bring personality into reporting. Use video and blogging to document what and how a student is learning, and help teachers reflect on teaching. The session will focus on students with handicapping conditions, but the information is universal.

Speakers
avatar for John Unruh-Friesen

John Unruh-Friesen

Tech Integration Specialist & Social Studies Teacher, Hopkins Schools
avatar for Sher Unruh-Friesen

Sher Unruh-Friesen

Elementary Special Education - DCD Teacher, Hopkins Schools


Monday December 8, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Greenway J

11:00am

Student Learning: Technology Infusion Demonstrations
A team of presenters, from elementary to high school, offer brief vignettes of learning problems solved with technology. Each vignette demonstrates a particular learning target students struggled with and how technology improved student learning: how the lesson used to be taught, how technology improved student mastery, and evidence that learning improved.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Keddie

Doug Keddie

Digital Learning Coach, Shakopee Public Schools
avatar for Kara Osmundson

Kara Osmundson

Digital Learning Coach, Shakopee Public Schools
avatar for Sandra Riehl

Sandra Riehl

DLC, ISD #720
avatar for Casey Rutherford

Casey Rutherford

Teacher and Digital Learning Coach, Shakopee Public Schools
Casey teaches Physics and Math at Shakopee High School, and spends half his day as a Digital Learning Coach (shakopeedlc.org). He is passionate about an emphasis on solid teaching methods and considering both tech and non-tech options when doing so.
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Joe Sage

Digital Learning Coach & Physics Teacher, Shakopee Public Schools
This is my fourth year working for Shakopee Public Schools. I am a physics teacher as well as a Digital Learning Coach. I am passionate about teaching and am a life long longer.


Monday December 8, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Lake Superior A

11:00am

Student-Centered Media: Empowering Students in the Media Center
Come explore ideas for creating a student-focused Media Center experience. Empower students through the creation of a "nerd herd" (student experts on technology and media), and technology integration, such as augmented reality, digital curation tools, and digital badges.

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Monday December 8, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Great Lakes Ballroom A3

11:00am

Video Conferencing: Connect and Collaborate
Use video conferencing systems to enrich your curriculum,collaborate with other classes, and learn from content experts. Learn the lingo. Explore the hardware and software options available for connecting your students. See how to arrange and conduct a live video event.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Larson

Jon Larson

Career and Technical Education, ECMECC
Technology Integration Specialist at ECMECC - East Central Minnesota Educational Cable CooperativeIn 2008 Jon began supporting and encouraging staff of the East Central Minnesota Educational Cable Cooperative (ECMECC) schools as they integrate affective technology practices into their... Read More →


Monday December 8, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Nokomis

11:00am

So You Have 1:1 Devices...Now What?
STEM Fuse has the answer! Our digital curricula, compatible with any 1:1 device, includes software, teacher’s guides, lessons & projects, assessments, tech support and training needed to teach STEM/CTE and Common Core courses. Best of all...it's affordable and will prepare students for a successful future. May contain commercial content.

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STEM Fuse

Director of Sales & Marketing, STEM Fuse
I am the Director of Sales & Marketing for STEM Fuse, a K-12 curriculum development company. We offer curricula in game design, mobile app development, entrepreneurship, health information technology, biomedicine and biotechnology. Each curriculum is priced well below our competitors... Read More →


Monday December 8, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Isles

11:00am

Interactive Books: Establishing an iBooks Author Workflow
Create interactive books with iBooks Author. Provide teachers with the ability to create personalized curriculum for students based on standards, needs, and interests. Establish a workflow for using iBooks Author. Emphasize knowledge of fair use and copyright, open educational resources, digital and print resources, and the relationship of curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

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Monday December 8, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Poster Table 4

12:15pm

Computer Science Education: Engage at an Early Age
There was a time when many thought computer science was too complicated to teach to K-8 students. Times have changed! Discus the importance of introducing students to computer science at a young age. Explore a variety of tools and resources appropriate for K-8 classrooms.

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avatar for Tami Brass

Tami Brass

Director of Instructional Technology, St Paul Academy and Summit School
Director of Instructional Technology for St. Paul Academy and Summit School Google Educator & Google Education Trainer Apple Distinguished Educator Passionate about #makered and portable/mobile devices in education


Monday December 8, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Northstar Ballroom B

12:15pm

Culturally Relevant Learning Technologies
Explore culturally relevant teaching: the intersection of realness, relevance, relationships and rigor. Learn how four free learning technologies, paired with transformed teaching strategies, are responsive to each learner.

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Kim Christensen

iLearn Specialist, Eden Prairie Public Schools
I'm passionate about personalizing learning with a focus on tech integration and a lens of culturally responsive teaching.
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Lynnea West

i-Learn Specialist, Eden Prairie Public Schools
Lynnea West (@lynneawest) is i-Learn Specialist for the Eden Prairie Schools in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. She is currently enrolled in the PhD program at the University of Minnesota in the College of Education and Human Development focusing in Learning Technologies. Lynnea is committed... Read More →


Monday December 8, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Lakeshore C

12:15pm

Differentiation Made Easy with Google Sites and Apps
Differentiating instruction for students can be difficult. Learn to use Google Sites and Google Apps to easily create a differentiated learning environment for most students. Easy and more advanced ways will be shared to help create different learning activities and paths for students.

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avatar for Patrick Donovan

Patrick Donovan

Ames CSD
Technology Coach at Ames High School in Ames, IA. I am a Google Certified Trainer and Innovator. I am also a member of the Friendly Disruption podcast. I believe in focusing on using technology to make learning accessible for all learners.


Monday December 8, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Lake Superior A

12:15pm

Digital Resources: The Skill of Finding Quality
How do we teach students both to find and analyze the quality of online primary and digital resources? Focusing on two digital collections (Minnesota Digital Library and Digital Public Library of America), you'll develop tools for your students to discover, save, and share research results. Gain strategies that can be used with any online resource.

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Shana Crosson

Academic Technologist, University of Minnesota
I am passionate about how technology can to create and enhance learning experiences that reach students with all learning styles.


Monday December 8, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Greenway J

12:15pm

Digital Tools in the Media Classroom: Teacher as Learning Coach
The teacher serves as a learning coach in the media classroom. Learn to design and facilitate student-driven learning experiences fueled by standards, powered by digital tools, and incorporating learning targets. Maximize instructional time. Use project templates that promote collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, communication and student success.


Monday December 8, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A3

12:15pm

Game and Curriculum Design: A Digital Learning Quest
Using good video game design as a blueprint for curriculum design creates a strong learning foundation. Explore how students learn the rules of a subject and how those rules accomplish course goals. Examine student work and how the opportunity to craft, quest and fight monsters enhances their learning, helping them become doers and not just receivers.

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avatar for Kathy Stalnaker

Kathy Stalnaker

English/Language Arts Teacher, Spring Lake Park High School
9th Grade English/Language Arts Teacher at Spring Lake Park High School


Monday December 8, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Minnetonka

12:15pm

Gamification: MinecraftEdu and Third Grade
Unlike Minecraft , MinecraftEdu is a wonderful education platform allowing students an immersed, collaborative, first-person experience exploring educational environments. Learn how a third grade team setup MinecraftEdu and planned curriculum. They incorporated lessons on coding, team building, as well new third grade Social Studies standards on ancient civilizations.


Monday December 8, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Greenway F/G

12:15pm

iPads and Music: Collaborate, Create, and Evaluate
See and hear how elementary students can learn rhythmic and melodic music composition through iPad apps, such as: 30 Hands, Pic Collage, IWriteMusic and Garage Band. Using iPads, students collaborate on composition in small groups, and self-reflect on their music using Google Forms. Compositions are shared through a YouTube channel.

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Monday December 8, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Greenway A

12:15pm

iTunes U: Educational Content You’ll Flip Over
The iTunes U library offers free educational content. Discover how educators are using free content to extend learning beyond the four walls. Explore coursework specifically designed to support student engagement, motivation, and increase knowledge. Bring your ideas and experience hands-on development of iTunes U content you’ll flip over.

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avatar for Jenna Linskens

Jenna Linskens

District Instructional Technology Coach, Seymour Community School District
Dr. Jenna Linskens is an Instructional Technology Coordinator with the Seymour Community School District. She also provides trainings and is a consultant to school districts in technology integration, instructional design, and e-learning in education. With a MAEd in Curriculum & Instruction... Read More →


Monday December 8, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Millennium Grand South

12:15pm

Paperless Classroom: Best Practices Using Google Apps
Learn best practices for establishing a paperless classroom using Google Apps. Explore how to best organize your Drive, how to use Google Classroom, and how to use Scripts or Add Ons like gClass Folders and Doctopus to automate the workflow with students. Discuss how to best use digital tools for student learning.

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Tracy Purdy

Director of Online Learning, EdTechTeam
Tracy Purdy has been a 4th grade and 6th grade teacher for the past 12 years. She has had a one to one Chromebook Classroom for the past two years and is continually working on creating a paperless classroom. Tracy is a Google Certified Teacher and also was a TIES Exceptional teacher... Read More →


Monday December 8, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Great Lakes Ballroom B

12:15pm

Reading Fluency, Boost With iPads and Read Live
Experience what it’s like to achieve success as a struggling reader. Work through the steps of a research-based program, Read Live, on an iPad. Learn how to improve fluency, support vocabulary, and promote comprehension in a short time. See why each step is critical for better results. This session may contain commercial content.

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Monday December 8, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Isles

12:15pm

Critical Thinking with PicCollage: Free App, 100s of Uses
Explore how a simple (and free) collage-making app can inspire and engage students in meaningful learning. Captivate students through creative, artsy, and professional-looking end products that fit any curriculum. Learn to use PicCollage as a visual, critical-thinking app and as a first step in app-smashing: i.e., compounding apps in a single lesson.

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avatar for Marissa Grodnick

Marissa Grodnick

Teacher, Hopkins 270
I began my journey in education as a video production specialist over 15 years ago. Soon after, I began teaching Language Arts. I was also one of the first Technology Integration Specialists in my district. My junior high is also in its third year of being a 1:1 iPad school. With... Read More →


Monday December 8, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Poster Table 3

12:15pm

Digital Tools for World Language Instruction
Learn how to incorporate technology into world language instruction, and other curriculum. Experience tools like Kahoot, Flipquiz, Pear Deck, Socrative, Thinglink, Google forms, and more! Get tips on starting to flip your lessons. Leave with great resources to use immediately with your students, both in a 1:1 setting or BYOD.

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Monday December 8, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Poster Table 4

12:15pm

Flipping Second Grade Math
See how an elementary teacher uses iPads to flip a math classroom with incredible student success -- providing customized, individual, focused instruction for each child within a traditional school setting. Resources for gathering information will be shared, as well as the processes for making videos and conducting assessment. Learn why this teacher will never go back to direct instruction!

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Monday December 8, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Poster Table 2

12:15pm

Google Drive: Oh, the Places You Can Go!
Explore how to use Google Drive to create and share documents in an educational setting. Drive gives the freedom for student creation, sharing, collaboration, and feedback. Learn about the multiple ways you can use Google Drive to enhance your skills professionally and within your classroom. Participants need an active Google account.

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avatar for Holly Brunson

Holly Brunson

Intervention Specialist, Osseo Area Schools
I have been a part of the Osseo Area School District for the past 6 years. I am always looking for ways in which I can incorporate technology into my teaching to enhance student learning. I believe that we are doing students a disservice by not allowing them to dabble in and explore... Read More →


Monday December 8, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Poster Table 1

12:15pm

Media Specialist Transformation
It's a transformative time for media specialists and media centers. Hear how one district re-envisioned the role of media specialists into digital learning specialists. Learn how the specialists focus on collaborating, coaching and nurturing students as well as teachers, and remain the heart of the school community.

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avatar for Sara Swenson

Sara Swenson

Media Specialist, Edina Public Schools
Media Specialist, Edina High School


Monday December 8, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Poster Table 5

12:15pm

The Digital Leadership Team: Innovation in Action
Meet a Digital Leadership Team. This group of classroom teachers creates pockets of change within the 1:1 iPad environment. The team participates in a variety of digital content learning experiences and leadership development activities. Talk with teacher leaders who are transforming education. Learn from teaching exemplars!

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Ben Friesen

Summits Team, EdTechTeam
After a distinguished career as a professional camper and environmental educator, Ben was a digital content specialist and taught junior high science for ten years. Ben is an Apple Teacher, Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer and a Google Certified Educator - Level... Read More →
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Becky Fritz

Science Teacher, Technology Integration Specialist, Hopkins Schools
Becky Fritz has been teaching science for 15 years and this is her fourth year in a classroom that’s 1:1 with iPads. She’s been in love with technology since she first learned how to program that turtle in Logo during elementary school. In recent years she has begun working... Read More →
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Debbie Hahn

Teacher, Digital Learning Coach, Hopkins North Jr. High
Debbie Hahn is a Teacher and Digital Content Specialist at Hopkins North Jr. High where every student has a district-issued iPad. She has been teaching junior high Social Studies for 15 years and has enjoyed the ride from 5.25” floppy disks to iPads, consistently trying to be creative... Read More →


Monday December 8, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Poster Table 6

12:15pm

Special Education: Transition Skills and Technology
Technology is evolving every day. Keeping up with technology and adapting it for special needs students -- to empower students and increase independence -- offers unique challenges. See how the White Bear Lake Transition Plus program uses Chromebooks, Google Drive, iPads, Nexus 7s, and Smartboards.  We'll share examples of what’s working and what’s not.  

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Monday December 8, 2014 12:15pm - 2:20pm
Greenway H/I

1:30pm

Common Formative Assessment Using Naiku at ISD 196
Do you have plans to conduct common formative assessment? Do you have goals of helping your PLCs collaborate, collect, and make better instructional decisions based on data? In this session, we will share how we successfully implemented our plans and goals at ISD 196 using Naiku, an online assessment solution.

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Michelle DeMers

Assessment Coordinator, Rosemount/Apple Valley/Eagan
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Susan Semmler

Teacher, Rosemount High School


Monday December 8, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Lakeshore A

1:30pm

Digital Storytelling on iPads in Primary Classrooms
It can be difficult to get first-graders to share through writing. Motivate your students to share what they know through Digital Storytelling on iPads! Learn about ChatterPix, 30Hands, Doodle Buddy, and iMovie. Review student examples and explore the apps yourself. BYOD:Please bring your iPad, with these four apps already downloaded onto the device.

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avatar for Britt Theis

Britt Theis

1st Grade Teacher, Edina Public Schools
I am a 1st grade teacher who is trying to figure out different ways my students can learn and share through technology. The more opportunities my students have for voice and choice, and can get feedback from as many different people as possible, the better! I am a Seesaw Ambassador... Read More →


Monday December 8, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Millennium Grand South

1:30pm

Flipped Classroom: How the iPad Changed Math
The iPad has changed the way we teach! Our 1:1 device flipped instruction is seamless with the devices, and our students have developed critical thinking skills that deepen their learning. We are 7th grade math teachers who will share tips and tricks to help you change the way you teach.


Monday December 8, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Greenway H/I

1:30pm

Flipped Classroom: University of MN Research Results
The Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement at the University of Minnesota recently published research results on flipped math classrooms. Come share the results and their classroom implications. You'll gain a better understanding of flipped classroom benefits and potential pitfalls, and learn strategies to make the flipped classroom a more mature version of blended learning.

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avatar for Wayne Feller

Wayne Feller

Technology & Innovation Coach, Stillwater Public Schools
Innovation coaching is unique for each teacher. Grade level, content area, teaching style, interests, and context of experience affect choices and potentials. Amassing an arsenal of tools is not enough. Innovation is a continuous practice of applying skills and ingenuity to the... Read More →


Monday December 8, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Minnetonka

1:30pm

Formative Assessments: Create Your Own with Google Forms
Learn to use Google Forms to create self-grading, formative assessments, with instant video remediation for students, and instant grading via Google Scripts. Other online assessment tools also will be demonstrated. Return to school ready to create online formative assessments!

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Monday December 8, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A3

1:30pm

Formative Assessments: Fun, Free, Web Apps
Join in the fun with new ways to create formative assessments in all content areas, using web-based free applications. Quick response, interactive applications give students the opportunity to review and practice with enhanced engagement, while educators receive instant feedback to inform your instruction. Return to your schools with innovative assessments to share with colleagues.

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avatar for Jamie Hawkinson

Jamie Hawkinson

Teacher, Edina Public Schools
I am an advocate of positive and effective change. I love to bring new, exciting opportunities into my classroom each year. I have been in education for 15 years and every year gets more exciting. I love to sing. I enjoy being active in my school and home community. And, I love being... Read More →
avatar for Kristen Powell

Kristen Powell

Teacher, Edina Public Schools
I've been an intermediate grade teacher for over 20 years. Outside of teaching, I enjoy creating music (both vocal and instrumental), traveling to interesting places around the world, reading, fishing, cycling, and puzzles of all kinds.


Monday December 8, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Greenway D/E

1:30pm

Tech Tools and Strategies for School Leaders
Share and explore technology-related tools and strategies available for school leaders. Learn to both engage your school community, and increase your personal efficiency and productivity!

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avatar for Sean Martinson

Sean Martinson

Principal, Murphy Elementary
Sean Martinson is a northern Minnesota husband, father, and Elementary School Principal. He has four amazing children and is currently the Principal at Murphy Elementary School in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Sean holds a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and Technology, Bachelors... Read More →


Monday December 8, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Lakeshore C

1:30pm

Virtual Field Trips
As educators we find it harder and harder to leave the classroom for authentic hands-on learning for many reasons: time, money, etc. Leverage the technology you already have in your classroom to take your students on virtual field trips. Come learn how open up the world to your students!

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avatar for Brad Scherer

Brad Scherer

Instructional Tech Ninja, Sartell- St. Stephen Schools
Brad Scherer is a recovering high school social studies/business teacher and currently a ninja of instructional technology with Sartell Schools. In this role, he facilitates the integration of technology into current and new curriculum with over 100 staff members, assists in the management... Read More →
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Lindsay Vernier

Instructional Technology Specialist, Sartell - St. Stephen Schools


Monday December 8, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Millennium Grand North

1:30pm

Enabling Next Generation Learning
Enabling Next-Generation Learning...Together. When humanity meets technology, the way we learn changes and the way we teach is transformed. We are realizing human potential and seeing the results of our actions. When people are connected, wonderful and innovative things happen. Come learn more... May contain commercial content.

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Monday December 8, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Nokomis

1:30pm

This Is the First Time I’ve Been Good at Math!
How do we get math students to say, "this makes sense!"? Especially those who also say, "I'm not good at math." This session will incorporate growth mindset research and specific examples for how to engage students in a math class using real world connections. May contain commercial content.

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Monday December 8, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Isles

1:30pm

Assessments: Variety Is the Spice of School Life
Variety is the spice of school life. Learn how to apply technology to enhance the assessment process. Explore exit slips, formative assessments, and summative assessments using: Schoology, Today's Meet, Socrative, KidBlog, and Kahoot. School is more interesting when it changes often and you have diverse learning experiences!

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avatar for Jennifer Mehra

Jennifer Mehra

5th Grade Teacher, Eagle Heights Spanish Immersion School


Monday December 8, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Poster Table 6

1:30pm

Check for Understanding: 4Cs and QR Codes
Integrate the 4Cs (collaboration, creative thinking, creativity, and communication) into your lesson plan to check for student understanding -- and learn to create QR codes to simplify the process. Walk away ready to integrate iPod touches (or iPads) into your instruction with the help of QR codes, Google Forms, Voice Memo and podcasting apps, and more!

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Monday December 8, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Poster Table 6

1:30pm

Minecraft Edu
Learn how to use Mineraft Edu to draw in reluctant learners. Discuss the difference between Minecraft and Minecraft Edu. The Edu version integrates 21st century skills and can be used to teach in many curricular areas. Explore this highly engaging tool and the many resources available through the Minecraft Edu Wiki.

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avatar for Holly Brunson

Holly Brunson

Intervention Specialist, Osseo Area Schools
I have been a part of the Osseo Area School District for the past 6 years. I am always looking for ways in which I can incorporate technology into my teaching to enhance student learning. I believe that we are doing students a disservice by not allowing them to dabble in and explore... Read More →


Monday December 8, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Poster Table 1

1:30pm

Wearable Tech: Fitbits in Physical Education
Ready to use wearable technology? Use Fitbits in physical education classes to measure steps, active minutes, sleep habits, nutrition, and hydration intake. Explore curriculum used with Fitbits in a high school setting. See, touch, and try out a Fitbit!


Monday December 8, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Poster Table 2

1:30pm

Coding and Digital-Age Learning: Let's Get Coding at TIES!
Experience the Hour of Code and take advantage of hands-on, fun opportunities to explore digital-age learning experiences through coding.  This session will provide interactive coding opportunities on a variety of platforms and topics, including Scratch, coding with iPads, unplugged activities, and programming with Finch Robots.  Facilitators and students will be on hand to answer questions, demonstrate activities, and share ideas about ways to bring coding back to your school.

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avatar for Kent Sall

Kent Sall

Technology Integration Specialist, Saint Paul Public Schools
Integration • Programming • X-Country Skiing
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Laurie Toll

Technology Integration Specialist, Upper Mississippi Academy
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Andrea Wilson Vazquez

Technology Integration Specialist, Osseo Area Schools
Technology integration specialist, blogger, coder, co-teacher / collaborator, lifelong learner, and edtech enthusiast!


Monday December 8, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Harriet

2:35pm

1:1 Learning System -- Self-Paced, Student-Centered
Our school rolled out a digital curriculum using Google Apps for Education and a learning management system, for 1:1 learning. We engage all learners through relevant, interactive content, focused on higher-level thinking and creation. All student work is self-paced. Hear the benefits, challenges, and tools that enable our teaching success.

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avatar for Matt Nupen

Matt Nupen

STEM teacher, DocentEDU
STEM teacher and co-founder of DocentEDU


Monday December 8, 2014 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A2

2:35pm

Blogging 101: Student Voice, Authentic Audience
Blogging intertwines critical thinking, creation, communication and collaboration in a digital environment. Come explore how blogs amplify student voice, improve writing, connect classrooms, provide an authentic audience, and develop a positive digital footprint!

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avatar for Laurie Callies

Laurie Callies

Instructional Excellence Coordinator, Eden Prairie Schools
Proud Educator for 20+ Years. Passionate about the Journey. Committed to continuous learning for each individual.


Monday December 8, 2014 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

2:35pm

Build Your Own iTunes U Course
Learn to build a course with Tunes U. In one hour you'll be up and flying! This hands-on session guides you through the basics from start to finish: explore the iTunes U store, use the course manager, structure content, publish your course. Bring your MacBook or iPad and join in!

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avatar for Jill Burdo

Jill Burdo

Consultant, Burdo Consulting, LLC


Monday December 8, 2014 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Millennium Grand North

2:35pm

Digital PE: Wearable Devices Improve Assessment
Technology devices provide an opportunity for accurate measurement and assessment in physical education, and ultimately lead to quality formative and summative assessments. Using QR codes in a circuit training session, and using tracking with a displayed activity data system, session leaders will demonstrate how this leads to student engagement.

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avatar for Matt Howe

Matt Howe

Building Tech. Coordinator and Tech. Integration Specialist, Oak-Land Jr. High School, ISD 834 Stillwater, MN
I am passionate about everything I do!
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Deb VanKlei

HealthyMOVES PEP grant coordinator, Stillwater Area Public Schools
Integrating heart rate technology into the classroom and how to use it as a formative and summative assessment.


Monday December 8, 2014 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Lakeshore B

2:35pm

iPad Apps and Artwork: Creating in Middle School Media Arts
Explore how to integrate media arts using iPad apps for stop motion, vector-based drawing, animation, and video. See how the presenter teaches claymation, photography, drawn animation, and filmmaking in her middle school art room using the iPad, while meeting standards in art and media arts education. See app demos and objectives of the lessons.

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Monday December 8, 2014 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Greenway B/C

2:35pm

Meet ELA Standards through Curriculum, Collaboration, and Coding
Are you looking for a new way to approach English Language Arts (ELA) standards? Imagine a unit that not only fulfills the standards, but also incorporates coding, engages students, and encourages creativity. We will share the collaborative teaching process, examples of student success, and the instruction unit using the coding program Scratch.

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avatar for Nancy Meyer

Nancy Meyer

Media Specialist, ISD 191
avatar for Amy Smalley

Amy Smalley

Instructional Coach, ISD 191
I am an elementary and junior high instructional coach for The Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District. Having formally been an enrichment specialist and reading and math interventionist, I continually look for new and interesting ways to challenge and engage students.


Monday December 8, 2014 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Millennium Grand South

2:35pm

Moodle for Effective Course Design
Moodle is a powerful instructional tool for assessment, content delivery, and collaboration. Learn to define the characteristics of a well-designed and effective online course, and how to apply these using Moodle. Learn how to design your Moodle course so that it is manageable, easy to navigate, and appealing to students.

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avatar for Caitlin Cahill

Caitlin Cahill

Instructional Technology Coach, Orono Schools
Caitlin is the online learning specialist for the Orono public school district and serves as an executive committee member for the Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum. Caitlin has run her own MOOC called Tech Tools for Teachers, a project-based professional development... Read More →


Monday December 8, 2014 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Lake Superior A

2:35pm

Social Media: Connecting Educators Beyond School Walls
Do you believe that social media can enhance your professional learning? Examine the possibilities using Twitter, Google +, and other applications. Hear about others' experiences connecting with people around the country to grow their learning. Explore how to connect using social media, including how to develop a personal learning network.

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avatar for Travis Lape

Travis Lape

Innovative Programs Director, Harrisburg School District
Travis has been teaching in South Dakota his entire career. He has been both a classroom teacher and technology integrationist. This year he moved into the Districts Innovative Programs Director position where he will help continue to lead the district in innovative practices. Travis’s... Read More →


Monday December 8, 2014 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Greenway D/E

2:35pm

Voice Recording for the World Language Classroom
Learn to use four websites for student voice recordings: Voice Thread, Google Voice, Voki, and WeVideo. Hear an overview of each site. Bookmark each site for future reference. Learn step-by-step how to set each site up for use, and record your own voice example. Be ready to implement voice recording the next day!

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Monday December 8, 2014 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Greenway J

2:35pm

Using Mobile Devices to Improve Reading Ability
Imagine this: a group of students with their faces buried in their phone, but instead of texting, they’re reading! Explore how web resources and mobile devices --including phones, can get students reading more, improving their reading scores. The session may contain commercial content.

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Monday December 8, 2014 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Isles

2:35pm

Creating iBooks in Math with Book Creator
Transform how students learn math through the creation and sharing of iBooks using the math workshop model in Book Creator. It incorporates collaborative learning, teacher modeling, student-led, and differentiation.  iBooks vary from individual notebooks to class projects. Learn how iBooks fuse cooperative learning, differentiation, and math practices.

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Monday December 8, 2014 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Poster Table 4

2:35pm

iPads and Primary Classroom Teaching
Calling all primary teachers! This session will equip you with a multitude of ideas for using the iPad in the classroom. Walk away with teacher recommended educational apps, collaboration apps, self-created apps, and a variety of other activities for using your iPad in primary teaching.

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Monday December 8, 2014 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Poster Table 2

2:35pm

Schoology in the Classroom
Does your school district use Schoology but you struggle with ways to use it in your classroom? Explore ideas on how to engage your students and get them learning in Schoology! Possible uses range from attendance, to classroom discussions, to tests, to badges, to morning messages, to responding to the Star Student of the week.

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Monday December 8, 2014 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Poster Table 5

2:35pm

Technology Integration Through Collaboration
Learn how media specialists and classroom teachers can collaborate on technology integration projects and lessons. Get tips on models of media specialist and teacher collaboration. Explore examples of technology projects and tools that enhance student collaboration -- emphasizing for each the technology skills used, the specific content standard address, and the focused core competency.


Monday December 8, 2014 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Poster Table 3
 
Tuesday, December 9
 

8:00am

Flipping the Flipped Classroom: Self-Paced Learning
The flipped classroom is a great concept, but doesn't always mean true customization for students. Learn how to move beyond a flipped classroom to a self-paced classroom. Discover how to personalize learning, create a self-paced classroom in a 1:1 environment, and achieve success with all students, including at-risk pull out classes.

Speakers

Tuesday December 9, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
Greenway B/C

8:00am

Focus on the Five C's
What tools and technologies will help your students create, collaborate, communicate better, and develop critical thinking skills? Explore free resources that allow teachers to teach curriculum while employing today’s technologies. Expand your proficiency in making material accessible and engaging, while increasing student digital literacy and citizenship.

Speakers
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Laura Gudmundson

Media Specialist, Computer/Media teacher, Kingsland Public Schools


Tuesday December 9, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
Minnetonka

8:00am

Formative Assessment with the iPad Toolkit
The iPad is a powerful tool for formative assessments. Explore how to gather real time information about student understanding. Learn shortcuts to make student access quick and easy. Share live demonstrations of favorite formative tools, and leave prepared to replicate their use in your classroom. Come to this session to unpack our favorite formative assessment tools.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Stanerson

Ben Stanerson

Technology Integrationist/Science Teacher, Minnetonka Public Schools
Ben is currently a Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) working with iPad integration at Minnetonka High School.   Prior to his current role, Ben was a High School Physics and Physical Science teacher for 10 years, and an active member of many pilot programs using technology in the... Read More →


Tuesday December 9, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
Millennium Grand Center

8:00am

Gamification in Science, Math, and Language Arts
Looking for academic, fun, and creative tools to engage learners and transform the classroom? Want to collect data on student engagement? Gamification is the use of game mechanics and game design techniques in non-game contexts. Learn hands-on how to add the gamification tool to your portfolio of teaching strategies!


Tuesday December 9, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
Millennium Grand South

8:00am

Reading and Social Media
Learn how to bring reading into the digital age from a media specialist, who is also a technology leader and loves to read. She uses Twitter, Goodreads and Biblionasium -- and incorporates the social media into the classroom. Use these sites to enhance your students' and your own reading experiences, turning reading into a deeper community experience.


Tuesday December 9, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
Minnehaha

8:00am

Reading Comprehension: Digging Deeper Using Digital Devices
This dynamic session explores apps and sites that help students dig deeper and improve reading comprehension using text on digital devices: iPads and web-based. Sites and apps will be showcased that teachers can use today for close reading, differentiation at all reading levels, and working with academic vocabulary.


Tuesday December 9, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
Lake Superior A

8:00am

Research: Google, Library Resources, and Your Students
How do you get your students to use library resources? How do you explain the differences between using Google and library resources for research? In this session, you’ll address these tough questions, assess the differences between Google and library resources as research tools, and outline some potential solutions.


Tuesday December 9, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
Greenway H/I

8:00am

Web Tools Create Tech Savvy Readers
Learn how to connect students and staff with web-based tools that are sure to make them tech savvy readers. Help a reluctant reader find the perfect book. Make online reading easier. Connect with a community of readers. Increase library/media center accessibility, taking advantage of school and public library materials 24/7.


Tuesday December 9, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
Lakeshore B

8:00am

Digital Content for the Classroom
“Digital Content for the Classroom – leveraging Resources You Already have; You just didn’t know about it! Learn how schools are customizing curriculum to meet standards and impact student performance and teacher effectiveness. This session will focus on ELM resources from Gale. May contain commercial content.

Speakers

Tuesday December 9, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
Nokomis

11:00am

Collaborative Curriculum Development
Having access to a course made up of digital resources allows for a wide range of uses, under multiple sets of circumstances. This session focuses on the English 12 course from the Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum Courses. Learn why this method of development may influence the future of digital curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Brandt

Tom Brandt

Digital Learning Specialist, ISD 279
Always learning. Always skeptical of what is known. Always amazed at what others know and can do.
avatar for Jon Fila

Jon Fila

Curriculum Coordinator, Intermediate District 287
Curriculum Coordinator for ISD 287, OER, digital curriculum resources and professional development in blended, digital, and just-in-time teaching. Curriculum developer, trainer and support for the MN Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum. Teaches English 12 online for Northern... Read More →


Tuesday December 9, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Lake Superior B

11:00am

Data Collection to Inform Instruction
Consider concrete examples of data collection tools and how they can be used to inform learning. Plus gather best practices on how to move forward with a data action plan. Tools discussed include: Apple and Google Apps, Google Forms/scripts, and video collection/sharing. Apply them in your classroom tomorrow!

Speakers
avatar for Andi Loger

Andi Loger

Peer Coach, Edina Public Schools
As a peer coach I am passionate about professional development to support student success through teacher growth. I believe through building relationships and gathering meaningful data, coaching is one of the most powerful tools to teacher growth.
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Libby Sandvick

Teacher Evaluation Coordinator, Edina Public Schools


Tuesday December 9, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Greenway J

11:00am

eLearning2: K-12 Digital Age Learning
Edina Public Schools embarked on a partnership with Best Buy in 2012 to accelerate an eLearning2 digital learning initiative. This year they moved the bring your own device (BYOD) program from “highly recommended” to “required.” Learn how the eLearning2 program is transforming learning in Edina and how your district could pursue a similar partnership.


Tuesday December 9, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Millennium Grand Center

11:00am

Flipped Classrooms: Economical and Effective Learning
Explore flipping your classroom (regular education, non-1:1 setting) with little to no cost! Flipped classrooms encourage improvement in 21st century skills. Plus students work at their own pace and stay more organized. Learn how students in one district have become responsible for their education and shown growth in test scores.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Whitbred

Charles Whitbred

Teacher/Tech Integrationist, Mora Schools
I am the technology integrationist for Mora Public Schools District 332 for grades 7-12 . I have currently stepped aside from part of my duties of health and physical education to support our staff and students in our 1:1 initiative.


Tuesday December 9, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

11:00am

Gamification, Level 2: Increase Student Engagement
Gamification can be a powerful teaching tool. Bring true gaming strategies into the classroom -- moving beyond badges and achievement awards, to Minecraft and 3D printing. Learn how one teacher transformed his class into a semester-long game, increasing student engagement and interest by "nearly an order of magnitude."

Speakers
avatar for Dan Zabrowski

Dan Zabrowski

Technology Education Teacher. Unified Arts Department Head, Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District
Versatility in technology education. I'm focused on computers, telecommunications, and emerging technology. However, if you need someone to teach drafting, engineering, welding or woodworking, I got your back. Also, if you need a 4th for Smash Bros. or an impromptu storyteller for... Read More →


Tuesday December 9, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Great Lakes Ballroom B

11:00am

Middle Schoolers Closing the Digital Divide: Asian Penguins
The Asian Penguins are students in a Hmong charter school. They learn to use and install Linux and open source software for school computer use. They also apply their skills to recycle computers and donate them to needy families, helping close the digital divide. Come meet the Penguins and hear their story!


Tuesday December 9, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Northstar Ballroom B

11:00am

Capstone Digital
Capstone Digital helps build 21st century graduation readiness skills with Capstone Interactive eBooks (Prek-9 titles) and PebbleGo (K-3 Databases). Overview and demo of each resource, along with Q&A throughout plus testimonials and reviews. Please BYOD as free access to each will be provided. May contain commercial content.

Speakers

Tuesday December 9, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Nokomis

11:00am

Introduction to CLASSFLOW
ClassFlow helps teachers to easily create interactive lessons bringing together the technology in their classrooms, such as interactive whiteboards, tablets, and laptops. ClassFlow has two available downloadable apps (ClassFlow Teacher and ClassFlow Student) to support dynamic lesson delivery and content sharing across devices in the classroom. May contain commercial content.

Speakers

Tuesday December 9, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Isles

11:00am

A Time Tested, Future Proof Digital Textbook
Create a website that functions as your digital textbook and classroom hub. Learn how free, easy-to-use tools like Google Sites, Weebly, and Wix can create your website. See how to integrate tools like Google Apps and Schoology to expand functionality. Resources will be provided to get you started.

Speakers
avatar for Landon Brainerd

Landon Brainerd

HS Teacher/Tech Integration, Crosby-Ironton School District


Tuesday December 9, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Poster Table 1

11:00am

Schoology in the Elementary Classroom
Has your district adopted Schoology as your new Learning Management System? Are you wondering how to use this with your elementary students? We are here to show you how to incorporate Schoology into your classrooms, grades k-5. The emphasis is on personalized learning for elementary students!

Speakers
avatar for Brianna Buck

Brianna Buck

Digital Learning Specialist, Farmington Area Public Schools


Tuesday December 9, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Poster Table 3

11:00am

Best Apps? Ask the Students!
With so many apps available, which are best for increasing student engagement and learning? Find out from the students! Spring Lake Park students will answer questions and share the apps they feel are the best to increase student engagement and learning. Leave with a list of apps and ideas you can use in your classroom tomorrow.

Speakers

Tuesday December 9, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Harriet

12:15pm

21st Century Skills Professional Development Institute
Follow one district's process in using a WOW (workshop, online, webinar) format to offer 21st century skills professional development. The skills are organized in eight strands: collaboration, communication, creativity and innovation, courageous leadership, critical thinking, career skills, content learning, and curiosity. Learn the complexities of WOW, teaching that emerged for students, and strategies that evolved for teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Feller

Wayne Feller

Technology & Innovation Coach, Stillwater Public Schools
Innovation coaching is unique for each teacher. Grade level, content area, teaching style, interests, and context of experience affect choices and potentials. Amassing an arsenal of tools is not enough. Innovation is a continuous practice of applying skills and ingenuity to the... Read More →


Tuesday December 9, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A2

12:15pm

Chromebooks: Inspire and Differentiate in Elementary Classrooms
Reach beyond the classroom walls to inspire elementary student learning! Learn how to introduce Chromebooks to students, and use them to meet student needs. Explore websites that engage student interest and differentiate instruction: such as Google sites, Weebly, Voki, Anomoto, Glogster, Prezi, and Go Animate. Increase family impact by sharing these resources.

Speakers
avatar for Kristy Ardinger

Kristy Ardinger

Classroom Teacher, Edina Public Schools
I am currently a 3rd/4th grade teacher in the Edina Public School district. I love learning about new technologies and experimenting with how I can use these tools in my classroom. I am a Google Certified Teacher and have been a Integration and Technology Specialist in the Edina School... Read More →


Tuesday December 9, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Millennium Grand Center

12:15pm

Digital Rollout in an Elementary School: 0-100 Devices in 90 Days
Thanks to a Library Services and Technology Act grant, we had 90 days to bring Oak View Elementary into the digital age. We ordered and set up over 100 devices: iPads, ChromeBooks,Nook HDs and eBooks. We trained staff and students on responsible, beneficial mobile learning. Share our roll out plan and student implementation activities!

Speakers
avatar for Dawn French

Dawn French

Instructional Coach, Osseo Area Schools
Technology Integration Leadership Staff Development Peer Coaching
avatar for Jeremy Lewis

Jeremy Lewis

Math/Science Middle School Teacher, Osseo Area Schools


Tuesday December 9, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A3

12:15pm

Digital Tools for Elementary Instruction
Learn exciting ways to engage your young students in meaningful technology activities that fit seamlessly into your curriculum! See how easy it can be to make minor modifications in your instruction to include technology. Leave this presentation with great resources and tools to use immediately -- such as Google Apps, Socrative, ForAllBadges, Animoto, Near Pod, and more.


Tuesday December 9, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Millennium Grand South

12:15pm

Gamification: Shifting Your Mindset
Gamification vs. game-based instruction: is there a difference? How can a mistake-driven, failure-based gaming idea be applied to the classroom? Games create an environment where there is no penalty for failing. Learn to embrace gamification and enhance students' ability to create their learning narratives -- built in a creative, collaborative, iterative and feedback-filled classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Angie Potts

Angie Potts

K - 4 STEM Teacher, Saint Peter Public Schools
I am a second-year board member of the Minnesota Middle School Association and have been teaching for 13 years both in the metro area and St. Peter. I have spent half of my teaching career in the middle school setting, teaching 6th and 7th-grade science, math and STEM. The last seven... Read More →


Tuesday December 9, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Northstar Ballroom A

12:15pm

Getting out of your SMART Board Slump
Instruction is shifting towards 1:1 devices, but that should not stop you from leveraging the features and tools of your interactive whiteboard. Come and (re)learn ways you and your students can create dynamic presentations using the Lesson Activity Toolkit, screen recording, audio linking, and file sharing abilities of SMART Notebook software.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Keddie

Doug Keddie

Digital Learning Coach, Shakopee Public Schools


Tuesday December 9, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Greenway D/E

12:15pm

iBooks and 21st Century Resources: Time4Tech
Are your textbooks out of date? Maybe you're looking to move your classroom into the 21st century. Teach and learn using iBooks! This session features iBooks Author. You'll gain insight into flipped lessons and individualized learning, and learn to create your own free 21st century resources for the iPad.


Tuesday December 9, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Lakeshore B

12:15pm

Instructional Technology: Engage Buildingwide Support
Explore the framework used to move an elementary school from technology-deprived to technology-rich. Explore lessons learned along the journey up the Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition ladder. How do you put learning first, technology second, and engage all teachers in redefining school identity? Join a collaborative conversation about finding staff synergy, interests, and increasing capacity.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Gorton

Rachel Gorton

Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Schools
avatar for Cara Slattery

Cara Slattery

Tech Integration & Enrichment Specialist, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage ISD191


Tuesday December 9, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Northstar Ballroom B

12:15pm

LearningExpress Library for K-12 Skill Improvement
The LearningExpress Library School Center offers tests, eBooks, and tutorials to help students from fourth-12th grade increase their skill level in math, reading, logic, social studies, and and language arts. Walk through the SchoolCenter for all levels. Learn to create accounts to save resources: e.g., test prep, modes, scoring, and areas for further subject development.

Speakers

Tuesday December 9, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Calhoun

12:15pm

Open Educational Resources (OER): Increase Engagement
What qualifies as quality Open Educational Resources (OER), and how can OER improve teaching in blended; flipped and online settings? You may have a favorite strategy for finding OER. In this session, we'll learn to design strategies and use these resources to create greater engagement, within a learning management system.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Fila

Jon Fila

Curriculum Coordinator, Intermediate District 287
Curriculum Coordinator for ISD 287, OER, digital curriculum resources and professional development in blended, digital, and just-in-time teaching. Curriculum developer, trainer and support for the MN Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum. Teaches English 12 online for Northern... Read More →


Tuesday December 9, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Great Lakes Ballroom B

12:15pm

Socrative and Peer Instruction
Focus on ways to have your students work harder than you, while learning content. Peer Instruction is a powerful way of engaging students while learning. It promotes deeper understanding of content. Participate in a hands-on demonstration with three interactive examples of how Socrative can be used with Peer Instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Stanerson

Ben Stanerson

Technology Integrationist/Science Teacher, Minnetonka Public Schools
Ben is currently a Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) working with iPad integration at Minnetonka High School.   Prior to his current role, Ben was a High School Physics and Physical Science teacher for 10 years, and an active member of many pilot programs using technology in the... Read More →


Tuesday December 9, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Lakeshore C

12:15pm

Data Driven Instruction Simplified!
See how data-driven instruction can be simplified: computer-adaptive assessments, online instruction, real-time data, and lessons for teacher-student, face-to-face interaction make blended learning easy to implement. Experience our approach that supports educators by providing information needed to make informed instructional decisions. May contain commercial content.

Speakers

Tuesday December 9, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Isles

12:15pm

Making Assessment Fun with Primary Students
Are you new to integrating iPads or other devices and looking to move beyond limited purpose apps? Would you like both to alleviate the pile of uncorrected quizzes on your desk and have fun with assessment? Bring an iPad or other device with an app for scanning QR codes, and learn to create assessments that engage students.

Speakers

Tuesday December 9, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Poster Table 1

12:15pm

Smartphones and Google Apps in Chemistry Labs
Experience spectrophotometry without a spectrophotometer! See how a high school chemistry teacher harnesses smartphone technology to replace expensive science equipment. Learn how Google apps then are used to increase student engagement and collaboration in lab work. Try a mini-experiment of your own.


Tuesday December 9, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Poster Table 6

12:15pm

Specialist Classroom and Digital Learning
Bring digital learning into the specialist classroom! Learn a variety of ways to incorporate technology into teacher preparation and sharing of information, formative assessment, and digital literacy and storytelling-type projects.

Speakers

Tuesday December 9, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Poster Table 2

12:15pm

Best Apps? Ask the Students!
With so many apps available, which are best for increasing student engagement and learning? Find out from the students! Spring Lake Park students will answer questions and share the apps they feel are the best to increase student engagement and learning. Leave with a list of apps and ideas you can use in your classroom tomorrow.

Speakers

Tuesday December 9, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Harriet

1:30pm

Chromebooks in a Math Classroom
With 1:1 initiatives, Chromebooks are a powerful tool that students can use to individualize their educational experience. Use the Chromebook as your go-to device to enrich student experiences in your math classroom: from Chrome extensions and apps, to online classrooms, to Web 2.0 applications, to Google education apps.

Speakers

Tuesday December 9, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Lake Superior B

1:30pm

Coding in Elementary: Create the Programmers of Tomorrow
Implement computer science instruction tomorrow. Teach your elementary students how to write code, and create the programmers of tomorrow. Hear from a teacher who has taught the code.org K-8 curriculum to a multiage combined grades two and three classroom. Walk away with resources geared toward video game lovers, nonreaders, and girls.

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Olson

Melanie Olson

Grades 2/3 Gifted Education Teacher, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools
I teach grades 2/3 in a school within a school for highly gifted students. I am a board member of the Minnesota Educators of the Gifted and Talented. I have a Bachelors Degree in k-8 Elementary Education and 5-8 Social Studies, minoring in Social Studies and Special Education from... Read More →


Tuesday December 9, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Northstar Ballroom A

1:30pm

Coding: Integrate throughout Classroom Curriculum
Computer coding is an important component of digital literacy. Integrating coding throughout the curriculum provides all students with real-world opportunities for planning, creating, collaborating, problem solving, and evaluating. We'll demonstrate a variety of coding options (e.g., Scratch, Kodable, Kodu, Tynker, and Alice), as well as curriculum support (e.g., Code.org, Codeacademy, and Bootstrap).

Speakers
avatar for Ann Nicholson

Ann Nicholson

Professional Development Contractor
Ann is retired, but used to be the technology integration facilitator for CRCSD. She designed and delivered face to face, online, and blended professional development opportunities for teachers on a variety of technology integration resources and taught Educational Media and Technology... Read More →


Tuesday December 9, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Millennium Grand South

1:30pm

Digital Book Projects: Using Google Apps and the Web
Give students the opportunity to control their own learning through independent book projects -- while you reach English Language Arts common core, AASL, and ISTE standards. A high school English teacher and library media specialist (both Google-certified) will share how students can create digital projects using Google apps,

Speakers
avatar for Amy Ambelang

Amy Ambelang

Library Media Specialist, Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District


Tuesday December 9, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A2

1:30pm

Digital Formative Assessments: Engage Students, Inform Instruction
Move beyond "entrance/exit slips" and "check for understanding" assessments. Learn to create digital formative assessments that quickly and visually engage your students and inform your instruction. Discuss the pros and cons of several assessment examples, and create your own quick digital formative assessment!

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Reichel

Jeremy Reichel

Science Teacher, Hopkins Public Schools
I am a junior high science teacher who has a soft spot for helping young adolescents navigate this big, scary world and become positive, knowledgeable, contributing young adults. I teach Spanish immersion science and would love to chat about anything A-Z related to education!


Tuesday December 9, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Lake Superior A

1:30pm

Flipped Classrooms: Lesson Plans for a 1:1 School
Witness teaching and learning methods in an engaging 1:1 flipped classroom. Learn to design engaging interactive lessons unique to your classes! Use Google Docs and Blogger: for discussions, to publish and distribute student work, and as a platform to embed lesson-building tools (i.e.,TED Ed and Storify).

Speakers
avatar for Kurt Reynolds

Kurt Reynolds

English Teacher, Independent School District 564
I am happily married to the most amazing person in the world, Kristie (she also happens to be the smartest, funniest, and hardest working person I have ever met). I am also blessed with four amazing kids: Casey, KoKo, Kenzie, and Cash. When I am not with them, I am teaching high school... Read More →


Tuesday December 9, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A3

1:30pm

iPad Creativity Apps in the Elementary Classroom
Learn ways that iPads can be used in an elementary classroom to allow students to “show what they know.” Move away from using the iPad for just drill and practice. Complete hands-on activities at your own pace. Explore with apps that allow for creativity.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Hoffmann

Andrea Hoffmann

Instructional Technology Coach, Minnetonka Public Schools
Andrea is an Instructional Technology Coach for the Minnetonka Public School District. Prior to becoming an Instructional Technology Coach, Andrea taught at the elementary and middle school level for over 10 years. She has presented at multiple conferences and is a Google Apps Qualified... Read More →


Tuesday December 9, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Northstar Ballroom B

1:30pm

iPads: Transform Classrooms with the 4 C's
Explore lessons that move beyond worksheets. Encourage middle school students to create, communicate, collaborate and think critically. A technology integrationist, and math and social studies educators will demonstrate ideas you can bring back to your classroom. Learn how free websites (like Kahoot and Haiku Deck) and apps (like Nearpod and Educreations) transform classroom learning.


Tuesday December 9, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Millennium Grand North

1:30pm

The Power of Personalized Video Enhancement
Take digital education to the next level, beyond the flipped classroom. Video Enhancement is the doorway to offering all students personalized, repeatable, consistent, predictable, and routine videos. Explore several types of videos and discover how to make it work for you. Video Enhancement allows educators to effectively foster a best practice approach to personalized content.


Tuesday December 9, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Greenway J

1:30pm

Video Instructions: Teach and Review Skills Training
Hands-on classes are great for kinesthetic learners, but what do you do with 24 students at different steps on large projects? Create simple instructional videos demonstrating all the processes students need! Students use QR code readers and handheld devices to view the instructions -- meeting the needs of aural, visual, physical and logical learning styles.


Tuesday December 9, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Calhoun

1:30pm

Leadership Skills Development in Blended and Virtual Settings
Character skills such as grit, growth mindset, and self-control have increasingly been shown to drive student achievement and well-being. Discover how Leadership Skills Development, a course created by Florida Virtual School and Mawi Learning, is transforming the lives of students and teachers alike. This session may contain commercial content.

Speakers
avatar for D'Athlone Brown

D'Athlone Brown

Digital Education Consultant, FLVS Global
D’Athlone Brown is a Digital Education Consultant at Florida Virtual School (FLVS), the country's first state-wide online public middle and high school. FLVS is nationally recognized as a leading authority on online education practices and curriculum development. As a Digital Education... Read More →


Tuesday December 9, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Nokomis

1:30pm

Digital Photography to Engage Learners
Using digital photography, students can create photo journals to write stories that demonstrate learning and share the stories of the world they live in. Explore how to use the iPad to capture images that spark student interest, engage them in learning, and allow them to connect to the world.


Tuesday December 9, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Poster Table 2

1:30pm

New Literacies and Inquiry: A Social Issues Project
Students learn best through authentic and meaningful experiences. Effective adolescent learning also is collaborative and inquiry-based. Learn how you can use new literacies and technology to guide students on an inquiry journey. Students research a social issue of their choice and create a public service announcement for their peers.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Ramsborg

Laura Ramsborg

Literacy Lead/Reading 7 Teacher, Valley View Middle School
I have been a teacher with Bloomington Public Schools for four years. Prior to teaching, I worked in Communications and Marketing within the public sector. I have a B.A. in English Literature with a Business Writing minor from the University of WI-Eau Claire; a Masters degree in Teaching... Read More →


Tuesday December 9, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Poster Table 3

1:30pm

iMovie Trailer: Quick and Easy Filmmaking
iMovie Trailers are quick and easy because most of the work is already done for you. Choose a theme, type the words, add pictures and a little video. Voila -- a dazzling trailer. Come work with a fifth grade student expert to make your own iMovie Trailer. Then watch it on YouTube! iPads will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Kathryne Nguyen

Kathryne Nguyen

Digital Literacy Specialist, Christina Huddleston Elementary
Creating a Maker Space at the Christina Huddleston Elementary Library in Lakeville. Love doing our daily Student Announcements in front of our Green Screen!


Tuesday December 9, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Harriet

2:35pm

Achievement Badges in the Classroom
Explore classroom gamification through the use of achievement badges. Badges can help improve student engagement and motivation to learn. Receive an overview of gamification, as well as tips and tricks to implementing and distributing badges in the classroom, and student thoughts on earning badges.

Speakers

Tuesday December 9, 2014 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Millennium Grand Center

2:35pm

Apps with Meteor: Build Real-time, Reactive Web Apps
Learn how to build real-time, reactive Web Apps with Meteor. Meteor is a JavaScript framework for creating top-quality Web apps in a fraction of the time it usually takes. See a demonstration of how easy it is to spin up an application, i.e., build an app, that you can use in any classroom.

Speakers
avatar for T. J. Fletcher

T. J. Fletcher

Web Developer, TIES
I'm currently a web developer at TIES where I get to work on our cutting edge web-based applications. Prior to this, I was an Education Technology Coordinator at TIES where I was able to offer workshops in our state of the art training center. In a past life, I taught chemistry and... Read More →


Tuesday December 9, 2014 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Lake Superior B

2:35pm

Digital Classroom: Keep It Organized with Moodle and Google
As classrooms becoming increasingly technology-driven, teachers must keep our digital presence organized. Focusing on Moodle and Google, you'll learn strategies to keep yourself, your students, and your digital content organized and easily explorable. See demonstrations of streamlining paperless work, assignment collection and feedback, and how to build student (and parent)-friendly classroom web pages.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Reichel

Jeremy Reichel

Science Teacher, Hopkins Public Schools
I am a junior high science teacher who has a soft spot for helping young adolescents navigate this big, scary world and become positive, knowledgeable, contributing young adults. I teach Spanish immersion science and would love to chat about anything A-Z related to education!


Tuesday December 9, 2014 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Lake Superior A

2:35pm

Engaging Students with Chrome Apps and Extensions
Discover how to guide students in creating unique digital learning projects while promoting on-task productivity. Find out how to maximize the power of Google Apps for Education, while also aligning them with the Common Core and ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) standards.

Speakers
avatar for Jenna Linskens

Jenna Linskens

District Instructional Technology Coach, Seymour Community School District
Dr. Jenna Linskens is an Instructional Technology Coordinator with the Seymour Community School District. She also provides trainings and is a consultant to school districts in technology integration, instructional design, and e-learning in education. With a MAEd in Curriculum & Instruction... Read More →


Tuesday December 9, 2014 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Nicollet A

2:35pm

Flipped Classroom in AP Social Studies
The flipped classroom is becoming more popular, but how can you use this method with social studies classes? See an example of the flipped classroom format in an Advanced Placement world history setting. Explore flipped classroom benefits and challenges, how to implement it, and how it will change your teaching. Questions are welcome!

Speakers

Tuesday December 9, 2014 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Greenway J

2:35pm

Flipped Instruction in Early Childhood: Parents and Technology
Join a conversation about parents using technology at home to help their children engage in the preschool curriculum. See how parents’ use of Blogger, Facebook, and Twitter can flip early childhood classrooms and continue parents roles as their child’s first teachers. Leave with tools to flip the early childhood classroom through online parent coaching.


Tuesday December 9, 2014 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Lakeshore C

2:35pm

Flipped Instruction: One Elementary Classroom Journey
Curious about how and where to begin when flipping lessons at the elementary level? Come explore how one second grade class flipped lessons. See the impact it has on student learning and engagement, how effectiveness is assessed, and how flipping lessons involves parents in their children's learning process.

Speakers
avatar for Shelly Pierson

Shelly Pierson

Library Media Center Director, School District of Altoona
I am passionate about learning and student centered classrooms, creating environments where students challenge themselves and each other, and where students and staff feel inspired.


Tuesday December 9, 2014 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Minnetonka

2:35pm

Flipping the Classroom with TED-Ed Videos
Inspire and enhance the student communication experience. See examples from a flipped communication classroom using TED Talks and TED-Ed lessons -- engaging students to think, dig deeper, and discuss. Learn to create a TED-Ed lesson around any TED Talk or YouTube video. Set up a TED-Ed club in your classroom and share worldwide!

Speakers
avatar for Timothy Kowalik

Timothy Kowalik

Professor, University of Northwestern - St. Paul
Professor of Communication, with human communication emphasis, curriculum writer, and technology innovator with over 30 years of experience in education.


Tuesday December 9, 2014 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Millennium Grand South

2:35pm

Gamification in Math Interventions: a Reconstruction Journey
Gamification. Explore how a seventh grade math interventions class jumped in and will never be the same. Share the yearlong process to transform curriculum into a real life game. View the work-in-progress curriculum map on Prezi. Come away with tips to help you succeed in gamifying your class and avoid potential mistakes.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Scherer

Brad Scherer

Instructional Tech Ninja, Sartell- St. Stephen Schools
Brad Scherer is a recovering high school social studies/business teacher and currently a ninja of instructional technology with Sartell Schools. In this role, he facilitates the integration of technology into current and new curriculum with over 100 staff members, assists in the management... Read More →


Tuesday December 9, 2014 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Lakeshore B

2:35pm

Geography: Connecting Local to Global with Technology
Follow the journey of seventh grade students in rural Iowa who took the five themes of geography (location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, and region) from local to global. Learn to connect with cultures around the globe. Incorporate creation, connection, collaboration, and change -- using video editing, Twitter, and Google Maps.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Pralle

Leslie Pralle

Instructional Technology Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
Prior to joining Prairie Lakes AEA as an Instructional Technology Consultant in August 2013, Leslie Pralle Keehn taught middle and high school Social Studies and middle school technology courses at Northeast Hamilton CSD in Blairsburg, Iowa. After taking on a leadership role in professional... Read More →


Tuesday December 9, 2014 2:35pm - 3:25pm
St. Croix

2:35pm

Google Classroom: How can I use it?
Have you heard about Google Classroom and wonder what it is? Would you like to take a look and maybe set up your classes in it? Looking for a way to reduce paper and streamline assignment workflow? Come hang with us and see for yourself how Google Classroom can help your teaching and student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Asper

Steve Asper

Technology Support Manager, White Bear Lake Area Schools
I work with all things Google; Apps, Chromebooks, Android tablets. I like working with teachers and students to discover new tools and ways to personalize learning for students.


Tuesday December 9, 2014 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Great Lakes Ballroom B

2:35pm

Launching 1:1 iPads in the Middle Grades
Share the District 279 1:1 sixth grade iPad launch. The event took planning, teaching, learning, parental communication, and a good digital literacy curriculum. Learn instructional and logistical launching plan details. Explore introductory student activities with interactive digital literacy lessons and cooperative learning strategies, preparing students for the responsibilities and learning possibilities in a 1:1 program.

Speakers
avatar for Dawn French

Dawn French

Instructional Coach, Osseo Area Schools
Technology Integration Leadership Staff Development Peer Coaching
avatar for Jeremy Lewis

Jeremy Lewis

Math/Science Middle School Teacher, Osseo Area Schools


Tuesday December 9, 2014 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A3

2:35pm

Nonfiction: Engage Your Students with Digital Resources
Engage your students in nonfiction -- and use culturally relevant teaching! Discover free online sources for nonfiction texts, video and other media. Learn how iPad tools such as TED Ed, Nearpod and Notability allow each student to evaluate, analyze and interact with information to create understanding.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Christensen

Kim Christensen

iLearn Specialist, Eden Prairie Public Schools
I'm passionate about personalizing learning with a focus on tech integration and a lens of culturally responsive teaching.
avatar for Chris Kreie

Chris Kreie

Library Media Specialist, Eden Prairie Schools
I am one of two library media specialists currently working in the Eden Prairie school district. This year I am tasked with helping to support the library program at all eight of our schools. With a background of working at a 5th-6th grade school for 12 years, I still have a love... Read More →


Tuesday December 9, 2014 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

2:35pm

SMART Notebook: Nurture the SMART Boarder in You
Incorporate the SMART Board into your lessons through the use of SMART Notebook. Explore tools to build up to the perfect lesson over time or to build a lesson on the fly, as well as tools for students to build their own lesson to use in class. This session applies to any version of SMART Notebook.

Speakers
avatar for Troy Reynolds

Troy Reynolds

Technology Integrationist, Bagley ISD 162
I have been in education for nine years. In that time I have worked very heavily with technology integration and the use of SMART Boards and iPads. In 2009, I was hired by Waubun as a new teacher but within a few months I was given the opportunity to be a district technology integrationist... Read More →


Tuesday December 9, 2014 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Greenway D/E

2:35pm

Google Classroom in Elementary
Discover a new way to communicate with your students and parents. Provide students with the opportunity to engage in a digital environment with an emphasis on being a digital citizen.Explore how Google Classroom lets you integrate Google apps, while creating a source for communication, resources, and a semi-paperless elementary classroom.


Tuesday December 9, 2014 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Poster Table 5

2:35pm

Google Education: Coordinate Tools for True Integration
Visualize how properly coordinated Google Apps for Education tools can streamline workflow. Learning to use these tools eliminates the need to know dozens of others. Open a world of rich digital learning experiences, accessible with even the most basic technology skills. Leave with concrete examples you can immediately replicate in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Simmons

Eric Simmons

Director of Technology, Princeton Public Schools
Eric is the Director of Technology for Princeton Public Schools in Princeton, Minnesota and a Google for Education Certified Innovator. A former social studies teacher, he leads technology leadership and instruction in PreK-12 settings. His recent interests include leveraging digital... Read More →
avatar for Anthony VonBank

Anthony VonBank

Digital Learning Specialist, ISD728, Elk River Area Schools
Dr. Anthony VonBank taught secondary language arts and communications for over 15 years, and currently works as a district digital learning specialist in the Elk River school district. His doctoral work in education leadership focused on his passion for systems and innovative change... Read More →


Tuesday December 9, 2014 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Poster Table 6

2:35pm

Math Beyond the Even Problems With Digital Tools
Digital tools and resources have changed teaching math -- moving beyond the even-numbered problems! Explore the Moodle quiz module for practice. It provides quick, constructive feedback and evaluates student knowledge through project-based learning and digital assessments (such as, creating a screencast for multi-step, multi-faceted problems).


Tuesday December 9, 2014 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Poster Table 3

2:35pm

Parent-Teacher Communication: Bridging the Gap
Use technology to build a stronger relationship with your parents and bring communication to them. Learn how to use Tellagami, Three Ring, and Class Messenger to keep parents and students connected to their classrooms. Create communication that will deepen the involvement of parents in the education system.


Tuesday December 9, 2014 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Poster Table 1