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Monday, December 8
 

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

Gamification: Learning to Play and Playing to Learn
Professional development is often disconnected from life, motivation, and learning. Come play our game and find out how to engage a professional staff in a gamification type of learning. Learn the results of creating a “gamification/badge” system to increase the capacity of a technology support staff. This session may contain commercial content.


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

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

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

12:15pm

Systems Alignment to Transform Student Learning
Join a dialogue around actual scenarios in which transformation of district vision and strategic plans has taken places. Explore strategies on how to align the district vision to an action plan that achieves successful instructional change. Build focus on educational practices and effective instruction to create 22nd century learning opportunities for all students.


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

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.

Speakers
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

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.

Speakers
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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

Top Apps and Practices for Administrators
With the ever-changing dynamic of technology, it is tough for educational leaders to keep up-to-date. Explore some of the top tools, apps and methods administrators nationwide are using that will help you in your day-to-day activities. Discover a wealth of online people and resources to help you continue your effective leadership.

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

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

EntrepreNerd Project: Does Entrepreneurship Fit into Education?
Hello nerds, geeks, makers, dreamers, and knowmads. The Entreprenerd Project reflects upon research into the influence of nerd/geek culture in entrepreneurship and the implications for our schools in this new paradigm. Explore current theories, trends, and global experiences that illustrate emerging learning pathways for developing students’ “entreprenerdial” potential._x000B_

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

Speakers
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
 
Tuesday, December 9
 

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

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