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Monday, December 8
 

8:00am

Migrating Classrooms to the Digital Environment
Still using a VGA cable to connect a projector to a laptop? Your classroom technology is rapidly becoming obsolete. This session will provide an overview of new digital classroom technologies, most of them using mysterious four-letter acronyms: HDMI, HDCP, BYOD, IPTV, EDID and HDBaseT. May contain commercial content.

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

11:00am

Docker Introduction
Docker! This new container-like virtualization technology is on every tech blog, but what is it and is it as awesome as they claim? Explore what Docker is, how it works, and how you can use it in K-12. Learn how easy it is to install and get started on your own.

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

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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avatar for STEM Fuse

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

12:15pm

Backup Alphabet Soup: A Backup Plan that Works
DR, RPO, RTO, SAN, NAS, iSCSI, SAS and snapshots. An overwhelming alphabet soup of backup options?! With guidance from the TIES Technical Services team, learn how to plan and design a backup and recovery scheme that works for your organization.

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

12:15pm

Technology Plans: Leveraging Chromebooks for High Quality Instruction
Explore a district technology vision that has evolved, from projection in all instructional spaces to classroom carts of Chromebooks. Learn how the plan was developed, its ongoing support, and the vision for the future. See how the technology vision positively impacts instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Herder

Susan Herder

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Mounds View Public Schools
Susan is the Instructional Technology Coordinator for Mounds View Public Schools. A former middle school science teacher, she supports the integration of classroom sets of Chromebooks at all levels and provides support to the professional learning communities around this initiative... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Monson

Ryan Monson

Technology Coach, Mounds View Public Schools


Monday December 8, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Greenway B/C

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

1:30pm

Open Source Datacenter
Modernize your server room! Use open-source visualization, management, and server technologies to provide a robust, stable, scalable solution for your network. Learn how to use off-the-shelf hardware for a cost-effective, enterprise-level solution for common virtualization needs. Come away ready to create trials for your own workloads.

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

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

2:35pm

Managing Public Certificates in Your Organization
Managing all of your public certificates can be a hairy job. When certificates unknowingly expire so do the services they provide. This can be disastrous for users! Learn how to manage your public certificates and replace them before they expire using a new tool developed by our partners at DigiCert.


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

2:35pm

Building a Unified Workspace for Any Device
Interested in BYOD but not sure how to start? See schools using Stoneware’s webNetwork to create a platform that is the single entry point for students to access everything needed to learn. This “Unified Workspace” will enable anytime, anywhere learning, extending education beyond the classroom walls. May contain commercial content.

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

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

4:30pm

MASA - Technology Leaders Meeting
Meeting of the Technology Leaders group of the Minnesota Association of School Administrators

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avatar for Josh Swanson

Josh Swanson

Executive Director of Technology, Eden Prairie Public Schools
Personalization of learning, leadership and change management.
avatar for Joel VerDuin

Joel VerDuin

Chief Technology and Information Officer, Anoka-Hennepin Schools
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Tim Wilson

Chief Technology Officer, Osseo Area Public Schools


Monday December 8, 2014 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Northstar Ballroom A
 
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.

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

8:00am

Monitor Online Activity, Keeping Students and Data Safe
Explore network hardware that provides content-filtering solutions. Barracuda Networks delivers simple, easy-to-use, affordable solutions that make it easy to regulate and monitor student and staff online activity, with tools designed specifically to meet the needs of K-12 organizations. This session may contain commercial content.


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

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.

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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

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.

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

12:15pm

Microsoft Office 365 Basics
Office 365 refers to subscription plans that include access to Office applications plus other productivity services that are enabled over the Internet. Learn the benefits of moving to Office 365 for students, teachers, and staff. Learn how you can take advantage of one terabyte for file and 50 gigabytes for mail storage per user for free!


Tuesday December 9, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
St. Croix

12:15pm

Technology Integration for Progressive Learning
Discuss current trends in educational audiovisual technology. Explore practical information on AV sources, displays, connectivity infrastructure, and control. Leave ready to plan for technology in the design phase, providing a seamlessly integrated learning environment for users. This session may contain commercial content.

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Extron

Dir of Sales, Extron Electronics
Extron is a leading manufacturer of classroom AV solutions, including PoleVault® classroom systems, VoiceLift® microphone systems, and GlobalViewer® AV resource management, recording solutions and campus communication software.


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

1:30pm

Apps, Tips, Websites and Gadgets for the Administrator
Administrators, keep on top of the ever changing dynamic of technology! Get an overview of some top tools, apps, and methods administrators across the country are using to help in their day-to-day activities. Discover a wealth of online people and resources to help you continue to lead effectively.

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

1:30pm

Flipped Classroom: Ensuring Success from IT to Classroom
Implementing a flipped classroom model requires involving leaders from every area of education. A former teacher and a technical services manager come together to share their roles in the flipped classroom program that transformed student learning in Hopkins Public Schools. Learn to ensure success in a digitally enhanced learning model.

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avatar for Anthony Padrnos

Anthony Padrnos

Executive Director of Technology, Osseo Public Schools
Anthony has been involved with educational technology integration for many years as a classroom teacher, consultant, and technology administrator. Anthony has a B.A.S. in Mathematics Education with a certificate in educational computing and technology from the University of Minnesota... Read More →
avatar for John Wetter

John Wetter

Technical Services Manager, Hopkins Public Schools
John manages systems & support services for Hopkins Public Schools, including building based technology support, the Technology Service Desk, and District Repair Services and district systems & infrastructure. He also works closely with the Hopkins Digital Content Team Teachers to... Read More →


Tuesday December 9, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
St. Croix

1:30pm

Building your Website: Drupal CMS and Internet Marketing
Paticipants will gain a clear understanding of Drupal and how the content management system can effectively shape a website used by various audiences. In addition, participants will gain valuable knowledge about internet marketing and how these practices can help foster growth in connecting schools with parents, teachers, students , and the surrounding community. May contain commercial content.

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avatar for Paul Bradish

Paul Bradish

Internet Marketing Strategist, August Ash
avatar for Shawn Haukaas

Shawn Haukaas

Shawn Haukaas is vice president of August Ash, a full-service Internet marketing and web development firm ranked as a Top 25 Web Development and Design Firm in the Twin Cities by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. With more than 20 years of management and operations management... Read More →


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

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.

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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

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.

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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

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!

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

2:35pm

FileWave: Systems Mgt. for OS X/Windows & iOS
FileWave enables IT teams to image, deploy, manage and maintain content using "file-level” control for Mac OS X/Windows. Inventory assets, apply updates and MDM within one interface. Key features: Self-healing, Rollback to trusted software/settings, Scheduling tool, and “Engage” a classroom collaboration tool. May contain commercial content.


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