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Saturday, December 6
 

12:30pm

Effectively Utilizing Schoology to Revolutionize Student Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Build success from the beginning by utilizing Schoology in the classroom. We will begin with the basics of how to use the Learning Management System (LMS) Schoology and then venture into more complex uses of this system. All aspects of Schoology will be explored to give you the ultimate toolkit to enhance and transform your instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Clasen

Allison Clasen

5th Grade Teacher, Crosby-Ironton Schools
I am passionate about bringing innovative methods into my classroom to enhance and transform student learning.
avatar for Britta Nelson

Britta Nelson

5th Grade Teacher, Crosby-Ironton Schools
This is my 4th year of teaching at Cuyuna Range Elementary School. I use Schoology everyday in my 1:1 classroom. I love using technology to enhance my students' learning!


Saturday December 6, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway A
 
Monday, December 8
 

11:00am

1:1 iPads: Managing and Implementing an Elementary Setting
Examine how to implement 1:1 iPads in an elementary school setting. Discuss strategies for teachers and administrators to successfully conquer the challenge. See how it was done with 300 students in one year! Bring your questions.

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Monday December 8, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Poster Table 5

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

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
 
Tuesday, December 9
 

8:00am

Inventory/Track Your Technology: AssetTrackDB
Learn how schools can use the free and open source AssetTrackDB software to inventory and track technology assets. From thousands of 1:1 devices to 100 computers, you'll explore how this software can help your technology department. Follow the software demonstration on your own device. Leave with all the tools you need to get started.

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Krehbiel

Tyler Krehbiel

Technology Coordinator, SWWC Service Cooperative
Twitter: @TylerKrehbiel


Tuesday December 9, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
St. Croix

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

E-Rate 2.0: Broadband for Schools and Libraries
The E-Rate program, which provides schools and libraries with discounted Internet access and other telecommunications services, is going through significant changes for FY 2015 (July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015). Learn about changes to eligible services, the application process, and how E-rate funding will be distributed.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Mehsikomer

Mary Mehsikomer

Outreach Facilitator, Sourcewell Technology
Twitter: @MaryTMM


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

11:00am

Launching a Large-Scale 1:1 Program
All-in! Share the joys and challenges of rolling out 3,000 Chromebooks for middle school students. Learn how to provide leadership opportunities for early adopters. Consider how to leverage Schoology to prepare 200 teachers to improve feedback,encourage student self-reflection, and adopt culturally relevant pedagogy in their classrooms.

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Lesli Skarphol

Technology Integration Specialist, Robbinsdale ISD281


Tuesday December 9, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Greenway H/I

11:00am

Live Stream your School Events
Examine the methods, benefits, and pitfalls of live streaming events from your school. There are as many ways to live stream your event as there are events for you to stream. Explore many streaming options (Ustream, Eduvision, Goodle Live, Dropcam, Kaltura), what equipment is required, cost factors, and what copyright issues you need to consider.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Larson

Jon Larson

Technology Integration Coach, ECMECC
Twitter: @ecmeccjon


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

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.

Speakers
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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

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.

Speakers
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.

Speakers
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

Is Your Network on “App Overload”
District networks are flooded with the latest apps. How can a school know each and every app used on their network, and optimize critical app performance and security? Explore today’s "app overload” environment. Focus on using network data to increase academic performance, while also enhancing network performance.


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

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

Top 10 Barriers to Mobiles in the Classroom
Schools face many consistent challenges as they move toward a 1:1 or BYOD environment. It takes more than tablets in the classroom to create a successful learning environment. You have to create the right infrastructure, vision, and culture. Discuss best practices and how to overcome some of the biggest barriers in your mobile deployment.

Speakers
avatar for Travis Allen

Travis Allen

President and Founder, iSchool Initiative
Travis Allen is a young visionary promoting digital learning in the classroom. Before graduating from high school, Travis created a viral YouTube video on revolutionizing America’s education through the use of mobile technology. Today, he is a senior at Kennesaw State University... Read More →


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