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Saturday, December 6
 

8:30am

Chrome: Browser, Apps & Extensions in Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Focus on using Google's Chrome browser to its fullest potential. Learn tips and tricks, including apps and extensions, to move more of your teaching and learning experience to this cloud-based tool. What can you do? What is the difference between apps and extensions? How can they be used for educator productivity and/or student learning? We will also discuss how to apply this information about the Chrome browser to the Chromebook.

Speakers
avatar for Troy Cherry

Troy Cherry

Lead Education Technology Consultant, Sourcewell Tech
I rock:• Tech management and support for the conference• Preconference workshops• CTO Clinic


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

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

iPads in the Primary Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us to explore education apps to find the perfect fit for your students! This class will focus on the most current and up to date apps and activities to use in the classroom for practicing skills, learning content and creating something new. Apps will be explored across age groups, subject matter and skills. You will leave with many new ways to implement iPads and be able to start using them right away! Come to class with your iPad, Apple ID and your password.

Speakers
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sara norman

Academic Coach, St. Cloud Area School District


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

8:30am

Makers' Playground
Limited Capacity seats available

You've heard a lot about the Maker Movement in the press. Come explore maker tools and consider what possibilities they hold for your practice. We'll start with an overview of the movement, share examples from classrooms, and spend the rest of our time working in hands-on maker stations.

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


Saturday December 6, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
Northstar Ballroom B

8:30am

Using Evernote to Remember Everything and Reinvent Your Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Need a mobile, automatically syncing, memory assistant that works across platforms and devices? Want your students to use a convenient, flexible, multimedia digital notebook for your course, project or assessment? Check out Evernote! It does so much teachers and students need: storing and retrieving notes, Internet bookmarking, capturing and annotating images, making lists, storing audio content, organizing and more. Bring your energy, curiosity, sense of adventure, and a mobile device with the Evernote app installed!

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 8:30am - 11:30am
Minnetonka

8:30am

Get More out of Microsoft Office Online and OneDrive NOW
Limited Capacity seats available

The integration of Microsoft Office Online promotes students' ability to meet standards. By having access to Office Online anytime, anywhere, students are able to organize and prepare for projects using OneNote, build on each others' ideas and provide peer reviews using Word, collect ideas through the Excel Survey tool, and present their learning using PowerPoint -- all within a collaborative space in OneDrive.com. Educators will learn to utilize the free tools available to manage files, work collaboratively, and create a seamless transition between school and home. May contain commercial content.

Speakers
DL

David Lopez

Microsoft Innovative Educator Fellow, Microsoft


Saturday December 6, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
St. Croix

12:30pm

Engaging Students with Infographics
Limited Capacity seats available

Infographics are a hot topic right now in both education and the design world. As our culture has become increasingly data focused, we look to artists and designers to help us make sense of, communicate, and translate complex data sets. Come learn methods and tools for engaging students in both the creation and analysis of data visualization and infographics. In this session we will explore many tools for analyzing data and producing awe-inspring visuals. We will also discuss the social and ethical issues related to infographics.

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 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway I

12:30pm

Fabulous and Free Open Online Resources for Teaching and Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and explore fabulous and free sources for learning content, lesson plans, and engaging activities for your students. Participants will learn about some searchable databases that contain resources created by educators for educators, how to find what will work best for your students, and how to integrate these great tools with instruction. Participants will also find out about how to use resources, including primary sources, in any content area to impact learning.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Mehsikomer

Mary Mehsikomer

Outreach Facilitator, Sourcewell Technology
Twitter: @MaryTMM


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

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

iBeacons: Exploring the World Around You with iOS
Limited Capacity seats available

iBeacons afford us an opportunity to open up the world around us with key bits of information that can be shared with anyone holding an iOS device. This workshop will lead you through understanding what iBeacons is, how it works, and how it can impact K-12 learning. Discover how iBeacons will change the ways students access content and the potential impact iBeacons will have on classrooms around the globe. Come and join us.  

Speakers
CD

Charles Duarte

Apple, Apple
Apple Inc.


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

8:30am

Connecting and Collaborating with Video Conference
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore video conferencing to enhance and 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, discover lesson resources and see how to arrange and conduct a live event.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Larson

Jon Larson

Technology Integration Coach, ECMECC
Twitter: @ecmeccjon


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

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

Top Ten Mac and iOS Apps for 21st Century Teaching and Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants in this workshop will explore 10 top digital tools that will enhance and support student learning. Time will be provided to explore each app so participants are comfortable using them after returning to school. Suggestions will be given for ways each app will strengthen your knowledge as you work to meet the needs of your 21st century learners and educators. Participants will need to be able to access the app store on their device. Tools introduced will be available on both Mac computers and iOS devices.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Conzemius

Laurie Conzemius

Ed Tech Consultant, Laurie Conzemius LLC
I love discussing the tools, resources, and technologies that can improve teaching and learning. I feel fortunate to represent Minnesota educators as an ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) board member. Ask me about our resources - and join me at the premier international... Read More →


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

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
Twitter: @marccjohnson


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

Creating Digital Content for an iPad Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

As a growing number of districts are exploring the use of technology in their classrooms, so too they are exploring the capacity for new and exciting ways to connect technology to learning. In this session, we will be exploring how teachers can give access to information to learners through both iBooks and iTunes U. By doing so, teachers have more control over what material is available while also having access to updates whenever needed. Be sure to bring an iPad and USB sync cable, as well as a unit of study. When you leave, you will be on your way to a new digital environment.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Cox

Ryan Cox

Director of Instructional Technology, Becker Public Schools
I am currently the Director of Instructional Technology for Becker Public Schools. We are involved in an expanding iPad 1:1 initiative in Grades K-12. Our High School and Middle School have been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program. I believe very strongly in leveraging resources... Read More →


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

8:30am

The Ultimate Collaboration Tool: Microsoft OneNote
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop is designed to help educators understand how to use OneNote to support teaching and learning so they can use it as a productivity tool for themselves and guide their students to do the same. With Microsoft OneNote you an create digital notebooks that support standards and outcomes across disciplines and tasks. Students will be able to use OneNote across content areas and grade levels to compile and organize information. OneNote also supports research, collaboration, information management, communication, note taking, journaling, reflective writing and academic requirements. OneNote is free and available for Windows, Macintosh, iOS, Android and on the web. May contain commercial content.

Speakers
DL

David Lopez

Microsoft Innovative Educator Fellow, Microsoft


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

12:30pm

Engaging Students through eBooks and ePubs
Limited Capacity seats available

This hands-on session will provide educators with the tools and skills needed to create your own, or have your students design and develop, digital eBooks, etextbooks and ePubs. Learn how to design, develop and embed widgets to bring your digital books to life and engage your students in literacy, comprehension, and development of 21st century skills. Samples created by teachers and students will be shared.

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 →


Sunday December 7, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
St. Croix

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

12:30pm

Using Web 2.0 Tools for Digital Storytelling Across the Curriculum
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop on creating digital stories is intended for users of Chromebooks and laptops and will use both Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy and the SAMR model. Digital storytelling can be used as an assessment at all grade levels to showcase student mastery of content knowledge. This workshop will include the process of planning a digital story while introducing mobile tools and apps to use in producing and creating the stories. Participants will be able to create different types of digital stories: personal narratives, stories that inform/instruct, and stories that document an event. A list of online tools will be provided prior to the workshop in order to register for them in advance.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Schrock

Kathy Schrock

Presenter, Kackl!
Kathy Schrock has been a school district Director of Technology, an instructional technology specialist, and a middle school, academic, museum, and public library librarian. She is currently an online adjunct graduate-level professor for Wilkes University (PA) and an independent educational... Read More →


Sunday December 7, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Northstar Ballroom A
 
Monday, December 8
 

8:00am

District Tech Leaders: Build Your Skills
The district technology leader's role has changed from focusing on technical aspects (managing the network), to understanding the educational environment and providing leadership and vision. Conduct a chief technology officer (CTO) self-assessment. Learn about CoSN’s Framework of Essential Skills for the K-12 CTO, as well as a new national certification to help show your value.

Speakers

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

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
Twitter: @marccjohnson


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

8:00am

iPads and IEPs
The iPad can be a transformative piece of technology to empower and engage students on Individualized Education Programs. This session will introduce you to students with learning disabilities who use individual iPads, and the apps they use to assist them throughout their school day and lives.

Speakers
avatar for Amber Aslakson

Amber Aslakson

Special Education Teacher/ Digital Learning Coach, Byron Public Schools
I have been a "nerd" since high school. I have always loved technology. I have taught for over 10 years and I am fortunate to work for a school district (#byronbears) that embraces and supports innovation. I am currently a middle school digital learning coach (#byrondlc) and have... Read More →


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

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

Professional Development: Breakfast Club Transition to 1:1
Looking to take professional development into your own hands? Learn how we used doughnuts and the magic of an opportunity to prepare our district transition into a 1:1 iPad/MacBook environment. Learn about Breakfast Club training sessions, an online community to teach and share, and a virtual book club for strategies to use in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Darin Swenson

Darin Swenson

Teacher - EdTech Specialist


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

8:00am

Teaching, Learning, and Creating with a Chromebook
Creating is the highest order thinking skill. The creating level of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy has students design, construct, produce, devise, and make. Leave this session with tons of ideas for formative and summative assessments for students to showcase their mastery of content knowledge. Feel comfortable using Chrome apps and extensions to create projects to support your teaching!

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Schrock

Kathy Schrock

Presenter, Kackl!
Kathy Schrock has been a school district Director of Technology, an instructional technology specialist, and a middle school, academic, museum, and public library librarian. She is currently an online adjunct graduate-level professor for Wilkes University (PA) and an independent educational... Read More →


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

8:00am

Tech Interns: Student Led Chromebook Repair
The Westonka Technology Internship class is a hands-on study of technology integration, problem solving, and Chromebook repair! Hear how students and the instructor share logistics, preparation and implementation of a high school class created to support the district's 1:1 Chromebook initiative. Leave with an outline for starting an intern program in your district.

Speakers
avatar for Sue Simonson

Sue Simonson

Business/Technology Teacher, Mound Westonka High School
I have been teaching in the Westonka School District for 14 years. In 2014, I returned to classroom after serving for three years as the district Technology Integrationist. I attended the Google Teacher Academy in Chicago in July of 2013 to become a Google Certified Teacher/Innovator... Read More →


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

8:00am

Tierney Brothers Tech Tour at TIES
Take a break from your sessions to see the top new classroom technologies all in one room!  Explore the latest classroom tools including Chromebooks, Epson Interactive Projector (no board needed!), SMART 65” Interactive Flat Panel, FrontRow Classroom Sound, posterPRO large format printing & more.

Speakers

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

8:00am

Top 10 Things Not to Do in a 1:1
Be prepared to laugh and learn as @mrhooker takes you through an informative three-year journey of his district's 1:1 implementation. Whether you are a classroom teacher, an administrator, or a tech director, knowing what pitfalls and mistakes to avoid will help put your school on the path to 1:1 success. _x000B_

Speakers
avatar for Carl Hooker

Carl Hooker

Consultant and Speaker, HookerTech LLC
Carl Hooker has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration during his 21 years in education. As Director of Innovation & Digital Learning at Eanes ISD, he helped spearhead the LEAP program, which put one-to-one iPads in the hands of all K-12 students in... Read More →


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

8:00am

Zen Presentation Design
Learn to make the information you are presenting beautiful. Design "zen" slides to activate your audience’s higher-order thinking skills. Retrain yourself and your students to stop performing PowerPoint karaoke: i.e., the tendency to turn your back on the audience and read exactly what’s on the screen, to the screen.

Speakers
avatar for John Unruh-Friesen

John Unruh-Friesen

Tech Integration Specialist & Social Studies Teacher, Hopkins Schools


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

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

9:00am

11:00am

Apps, Tips, Websites and Gadgets for the Classroom Teacher
Classroom teachers, more educational technology resources are available to you than ever, and resources are due soon that promise to profoundly effect your time in and out of the classroom. Get an overview of top tools available now. Discuss Web 2.0, mobile, apps and hardware. Leave with tools you can use tomorrow.

Speakers

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

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

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

Engineering and Programming in Elementary Schools
The Mahtomedi school district thoughtfully merged Engineering is Elementary (EIE) with programming/coding. The combined curriculum is a natural fit that meets science and ISTE standards. Share our process to scaffold EIE and programming, and come away with helpful resources for use in your district.

Speakers
avatar for Jean Oswald

Jean Oswald

Library Media Specialist, Mahtomedi Public Schools


Monday December 8, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

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

From Digital Citizenship to Digital Leadership
Through effective use of technology and social media, people and students are doing great things to improve their own lives -- and to improve the lives of those in their school, communities, and around the world. Students today have the opportunity to make a difference through their online presence. We need to give them the opportunities and tools they need to make that difference.

Speakers
avatar for George Couros

George Couros

George Couros is a leading keynote speaker on innovative leadership, teaching, and learning in the education sector. He has worked with all levels of school–from K-12 as a teacher and technology facilitator to school and district administrator. He is also is the author of the bestselling... Read More →


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

Moodling with Project-Based Learning
If you want students to start reaching 21st century skills, put project-based learning (PBL) at the center of 21st century instruction. See examples of teacher PBL curriculum projects along with student products -- all stored in a blended professional development PBL101 Moodle course that teachers work on collaboratively to construct their PBL.


Monday December 8, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Greenway H/I

11:00am

Personalized Technology Adoption Panel
You often hear about the issues and negative experiences surrounding personalized technology adoptions. Come share a glass half-full approach! In an interactive panel format with requested audience participation, hear from a variety of schools, districts, and service providers as to what is going well with personalized technology and platform adoptions. May contain commercial content.

Speakers

Monday December 8, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
St. Croix

11:00am

Rethinking Learning Spaces
Stretch your thinking on learning spaces. A Media Specialist and Technology Integrationist share their journeys to reinventing learning spaces in an elementary school, two middle schools, and a high school. Gain resources for implementing learning environments that encourage personalization of the learning process -- within a variety of budget situations.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Gearman

Lisa Gearman

Information Innovation Learning Specialist, Chaska High School
Media Specialist, Chaska High School
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 11:00am - 11:50am
Minnetonka

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.

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avatar for John Unruh-Friesen

John Unruh-Friesen

Tech Integration Specialist & Social Studies Teacher, Hopkins Schools
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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.

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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
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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.
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 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

Virtual Exploration: Bring the World to Your Classroom!
Learn to take your students -- no matter how young -- anywhere from outer space, to the Minnesota Zoo, to classrooms in other states and countries. Discuss ways to safely encourage virtual exploration and eliminate limitations to student access. Leave this session ready to empower students to virtually “Share Their Story” and bring the world to your classroom.

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avatar for Kayla Delzer

Kayla Delzer

Kayla Delzer is a 3rd grade teacher and technology champion in North Dakota. She is a columnist for Edsurge and blogger for Edutopia, where she writes about a variety of edtech and design topics. She is also the creator of her blog, Top Dog Teaching. She has nine years of teaching... Read More →
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Tim Vagle

District Technology Coordinator, Thief River Falls Public Schools
I'd love to hear your story...share our story and grow with you. 20+ years in educational technology and I'm still blessed to be in a position to help kids...Currently in year 6 of 1:1 K-12 plan that's funded for 12 years let's talk about Dreaming Big...Listening Big and Talking Little.Can't... Read More →


Monday December 8, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Greenway B/C

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

Leading the Digital Leap
What do the national associations for superintendents, school boards, and chief technology leaders in school districts share?  All have joined in a joint initiative called Leading the Digital Leap. This new partnership signals that the key school system leadership organizations are in agreement on the potential for education to provide a more personalized learning environment that prepares students to be college, career and life ready. It’s time to shift the conversation from "what" to "how."

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

11:00am

Surviving the Digital Zombie Apocalypse
An exponential influx of technology is spreading through our society. Digital tools have potential for both good and bad when it comes to how we learn, process and interact. Technology can infect learning if not handled properly. Without proper guidance and thought, our society will succumb to the Digital Zombie Apocalypse. But there is a vaccine! Come learn how we can open up our brains and make learning with technology more meaningful for everyone. It’s not too late. #brainz

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avatar for Carl Hooker

Carl Hooker

Consultant and Speaker, HookerTech LLC
Carl Hooker has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration during his 21 years in education. As Director of Innovation & Digital Learning at Eanes ISD, he helped spearhead the LEAP program, which put one-to-one iPads in the hands of all K-12 students in... Read More →


Monday December 8, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Nicollet B/C

11:00am

IGNITE! Everything Google
Four presenters have eight minutes and 25 slides advancing every 20 seconds to share their excitement and ignite yours for everything Google. Join this energetic, fast-paced session to be inspired to learn more.

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avatar for Jason Dreier

Jason Dreier

Secondary School Principal, Gillett School District
Jason is the principal of Gillett Secondary School in Gillett, WI. It is a 6-12 school with approximately 300 students schoolwide. He is a father of three, husband of one, and colleague of many. Curriculum and instruction, school leadership, and personal growth are his passion... Read More →
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Chris White

Upper School Technology Coordinator, St. Paul Academy and Summit School
Google Education Trainer since 2014. SMART Certified Trainer Former Math teacher YouTube channel - youtube.com/CWGTvideos @whitechrisf1 Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram love to backpack, fat bike and mountain bike. My kids, a drummer, a rock climber and a swimmer


Monday December 8, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Greenway F/G

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

11:00am

Making a High School MakerSpace
Learn how the Sauk Rapids-Rice High School media center incorporated a MakerSpace for its students. Get ideas for MakerSpace projects and funding: from 3-D printing, to still picture animation with iMotion HD app, to dowel art, to board games, to knitting and crocheting. Gather resources for starting your school MakerSpace.

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Monday December 8, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Poster Table 3

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

Collaborative Classrooms in the 21st Century
Many learners know how to share their feelings, but sharing knowledge can be trickier. Explore how learners of any age can foster collaborative learning environments using free, web-based tools, Google Apps for Education, as well as iPads, Chromebooks, and traditional desktop hardware. Examples include real-world situations highlighting the best tools to generate collaboration.

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avatar for Dave Blanchard

Dave Blanchard

Faculty - School of Education, Saint Cloud State University
I'm faculty in the Teacher Development Department at the School of Education (Saint Cloud State University). Leading courses in educational practices, information media, instructional design, and technology integration - I have the pleasure to work with pre-service teachers and teachers... Read More →
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Holly

hollybeth27@gmail.com


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

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

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

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

Leading Online: Leading the Learning, Leading by Learning
Increasingly, educational activity is shaped online. We post assignments; students e-mail with questions; classroom discussions unfold; colleagues collaborate via shared documents. These spaces are all part of our educational reality. Online leaders must alternate seamlessly between helping others learn and learning themselves so as to bring that learning back to the groups they lead.

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

12:15pm

Library Collaboration Between School and Public: Less can be More
No money for books? No staff to teach tech workshops? No eBooks available? Less can be more. Call your local public library to the rescue and see collaboration, a crucial 21st century skill, in action. Hear directly from students how sharing resources doubled our ability to serve them.


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

12:15pm

Maker: A Documentary on the Maker Movement
'Maker' is a feature length documentary looking into the current Maker movement in America. This new wave of do-it-yourself and do-it-together is sometimes called the Third Industrial Revolution. The film explores the ideas, tools, and personalities driving the Maker movement, and offers a timely snapshot of one of the transforming influences of our age.

Monday December 8, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

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

School Library and Social Media
In today's learning environment, a librarian needs to offer many different online resources to communicate, collaborate, and engage with learners. Social media tools are one avenue. Share a demonstration of three social media tools (LibraryThing, Pinterest and Twitter) used to share and foster reading, learning, and promotion of the school library program.

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Jane Rolnick

Director, Library Media Technology, Hill-Murray School


Monday December 8, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A2

12:15pm

SMART Notebook 2014 Highlights
Experience SMART Response VE which turns any Internet-enabled device into a student response system. Add GeoGebra objects, activities, and worksheets. Use automatic handwriting conversion and intuitive text editing. Enhance your lessons with SMART 3D objects. Enable XC Collaboration to allow students to send text message responses directly to the SMART Board.

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avatar for Geri Feiock

Geri Feiock

Secondary Math Instructional Coach; Math Teacher, District 196 Rosemount - Apple Valley - Eagan
Geri brings her experiences as a Google for Education Certified Innovator & Trainer, G Suite for Education Top Contributor, SMART Certified Education Trainer, SMART Exemplary Educator, and high school math teacher to each of her presentations. She provides ongoing training and support... Read More →


Monday December 8, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Greenway D/E

12:15pm

Teaching, Learning and Creating with an iPad
Creating is the highest order thinking skill. The creating level of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy has students design, construct, produce, devise, and make. Leave this session with tons of ideas for formative and summative assessments for students to showcase their mastery of content knowledge. Feel comfortable using iPad apps to create projects to support your teaching!

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avatar for Kathy Schrock

Kathy Schrock

Presenter, Kackl!
Kathy Schrock has been a school district Director of Technology, an instructional technology specialist, and a middle school, academic, museum, and public library librarian. She is currently an online adjunct graduate-level professor for Wilkes University (PA) and an independent educational... Read More →


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

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.

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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 →
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Ryan Monson

Technology Coach, Mounds View Public Schools


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

12:15pm

Tierney Brothers Tech Tour at TIES
Take a break from your sessions to see the top new classroom technologies all in one room!  Explore the latest classroom tools including Chromebooks, Epson Interactive Projector (no board needed!), SMART 65” Interactive Flat Panel, FrontRow Classroom Sound, posterPRO large format printing & more.

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Monday December 8, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
St. Croix

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

Create, Innovate, and Voice
Hear George Couros highlight trends in education and the world, and discuss how to create an engaging learning environment for students. He demonstrates that by giving students the ability to create meaningful learning, innovate, and be empowered with a voice, they will succeed long after their time in school.

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avatar for George Couros

George Couros

George Couros is a leading keynote speaker on innovative leadership, teaching, and learning in the education sector. He has worked with all levels of school–from K-12 as a teacher and technology facilitator to school and district administrator. He is also is the author of the bestselling... Read More →


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

12:15pm

From Ideas to Action: Making School Transformation Happen
Today's schools have endless opportunities to redefine public education. While some schools succeed in transforming learning, others struggle to get great ideas off the ground. Come share strategies, examples, and scenarios to support school leaders in creating their own culture of innovation.

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avatar for Jen Hegna

Jen Hegna

Director of Information and Learning Technology, Byron Public Schools
Director of Information and Learning Technology for Byron Public Schools(MN). I am a dreamer, collaborator, and a learning addict!


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

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

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

1:30pm

30 Amazing Web Gems for the Classroom
Explore 30 free web tools, gems that you can leverage in your classroom to change the face of learning! We'll walk through resources thematically: learning activities, digital storytelling, productivity tools, quality copyright-friendly resources, audio/video creation and publication. Tools for every classroom will be addressed, along with examples of how to use them.

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

1:30pm

Analog Leaders in a Digital World
Education leaders come from an analog world. Today's students live in a digital world where information is accessible anywhere instantly. Learn to leverage this increased access, improve their learning experience, and encourage an environment where failure isn't always a bad thing. Ditch the VCR and embrace YouTube. Learn to see through the eyes of your students.

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avatar for Carl Hooker

Carl Hooker

Consultant and Speaker, HookerTech LLC
Carl Hooker has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration during his 21 years in education. As Director of Innovation & Digital Learning at Eanes ISD, he helped spearhead the LEAP program, which put one-to-one iPads in the hands of all K-12 students in... Read More →


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

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

District Vision: Learning Enhanced by Technology
Share our journey to develop and implement a district vision of a Dynamic Student Learning Experience enhanced by technology: Bringing together a task force; Presenting task force work to stakeholders; Developing beta groups to implement the vision; Determining the best device to enhance students' learning. Leave with strategies to use in enhancing your district vision.

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avatar for Jenny Huling

Jenny Huling

Teaching and Learning Specialist, ISD 196
I am passionate about students creating and being innovative. I believe every person, child to adult has the potential to be a connected learner.


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

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

Professional Development: Interdistrict Collaboration Using Technology
See how districts collaborate and learn from each other to develop professional development opportunities. Hear from multiple districts that use technology to leverage cross-district connections and communication. Dialogue and explore additional possibilities. Leave with concrete ideas for how to begin your technology-based inter-district collaboration: Big Bang connections for no bucks!

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avatar for Michelle Ament

Michelle Ament

Director of Instruction and Professional Learning, Eden Prairie Schools
Passionate about innovative and creative ideas which are leading to the transformation and personalization of learning & teaching in a 1:1 technology environment.
avatar for Rachel Gorton

Rachel Gorton

Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Schools


Monday December 8, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Lake Superior B

1:30pm

Project-Based Learning: VANTAGE Engages Business
Take a look inside Minnetonka's new VANTAGE program, a project-based learning model. Explore this inspiring new way to engage both students and your business community in partnership experiences that will set your graduates apart from other students in the college admissions process. This model is replicable and scalable for your district!

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avatar for Eric Schneider

Eric Schneider

Associate Superintendent, Minnetonka Public Schools
As the Associate Superintendent in Minnetonka Public Schools, I lead innovation across the district as well as oversee ongoing development of the academic program. I am fortunate to work with a great T&L team and a very courageous group of principals and teacher-leaders in Minnetonka... Read More →


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

1:30pm

Tierney Brothers Tech Tour at TIES
Take a break from your sessions to see the top new classroom technologies all in one room!  Explore the latest classroom tools including Chromebooks, Epson Interactive Projector (no board needed!), SMART 65” Interactive Flat Panel, FrontRow Classroom Sound, posterPRO large format printing & more.

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Monday December 8, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
St. Croix

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

Twitter as a Professional Tool
Learn how Twitter can help educators personalize your professional learning by creating a Personal Learning Network (PLN). Explore how Twitter can be used as an educational resource and the importance of a being connected educator. You do not need to have a Twitter account to attend this session.

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avatar for Kelly Rexine

Kelly Rexine

IT Specialist, EduTech
My name is Kelly Rexine and I currently work for EduTech. EduTech is a company affiliated with ITD and the State of North Dakota. My professional title is K-12 Information Technology Specialist for the west central part of North Dakota. I work with educators around the state to help... Read More →


Monday December 8, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Greenway B/C

1:30pm

Why We Chose Whitewater Learning® Online PD
With new performance review requirements and professional development challenges we can no longer use one-size-fits all solutions. To supplement our current practices we chose Whitewater Learning® E-Education for Educators as an online option because of its quality, accessibility, flexibility and affordability. Learn about how we are embedding WWL into our professional development.


Monday December 8, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

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

A Picture is Worth 1000 Words: Using Infographics as a Creative Assesment
An infographic is a visual representation of information. Learn tips and tricks for using student-created infographics as an authentic assessment. See how infographics are created. Explore the student literacy skills necessary to research, critique, summarize, and communicate information in a visual way to reach their audience.

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avatar for Kathy Schrock

Kathy Schrock

Presenter, Kackl!
Kathy Schrock has been a school district Director of Technology, an instructional technology specialist, and a middle school, academic, museum, and public library librarian. She is currently an online adjunct graduate-level professor for Wilkes University (PA) and an independent educational... Read More →


Monday December 8, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Nicollet B/C

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

1:30pm

IGNITE! Lessons Learned in 1:1 and BYOD Programs
Four presenters have eight minutes and 25 slides advancing every 20 seconds to share their excitement and ignite yours for Lessons Learned in 1:1 and BYOD programs. Join this energetic, fast-paced session to be inspired to learn more.

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avatar for Jill Burdo

Jill Burdo

Consultant, Burdo Consulting, LLC
avatar for Laura Mackenthun

Laura Mackenthun

Director of Technology, Sauk Rapids-Rice Schools
Laura Mackenthun is a former media specialist and middle school language arts teacher who now serves as the Director of Technology for the Sauk Rapids-Rice School District. She believes in using technology to accelerate and personalize learning that engages students. Connect with... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Russell

Christopher Russell

Director of Choirs, Oltman Middle School, South Washington County Schools
Christopher J. Russell, Ph.D., is the author of the Technology in Music Education Blog. He is the is the Director of Choirs at Oltman Middle School in St. Paul Park, Minnesota. Dr. Russell was featured for his use of technology in music education in the October 2014 issue of Choral... Read More →


Monday December 8, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Greenway F/G

1:30pm

Kahoot! in the Classroom
Kahoot! is a game-based classroom response system. Use it on any device that connects to the Internet. It is engaging and allows for great feedback. Learn how it can change the way you teach and assess students!

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Monday December 8, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Poster Table 3

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
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!


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

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!

Speakers
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!

Speakers
avatar for Jill Burdo

Jill Burdo

Consultant, Burdo Consulting, LLC


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

2:35pm

Data-Driven Technology Promotes Student Learning
How do you identify and gather the right metrics to assess technology’s impact on student outcomes? Learn how one district turbocharged systemic change by: focusing on informed decision-making, supporting school culture shifts, and engaging in thoughtful professional development planning. Embrace the power of the "right" data. May contain commercial content.


Monday December 8, 2014 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Greenway H/I

2:35pm

Design of the Times: Role of Design in Technology and Education
Emphasizing project based learning and arts integration, explore the role of design in both technology and education. Discuss the implications of aesthetics as a rhetorical tool. Gain critical understanding of how design influences teaching and learning. Learn teaching strategies to help students recognize, analyze, and critique design.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Anderson

Carl Anderson

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


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

2:35pm

Gamification and Collaborative Storytelling
Learn how to use the mechanics of different game formats to help your students collaboratively tell stories. Storytelling projects can range from individual, to small group, to classwide settings. Come away with tools and examples that empower students to engage in shared synergistic storytelling, and are easily adapted to different age and content levels.

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

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

Teacher Evaluation: Evolving Use of Technology
Peer evaluators from Orono Public Schools share their evolution in teacher evaluation and use of technology. Explore examples of how technology is used in classroom instruction and the evaluation process. Discuss next steps in using technology to support professional development.


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

2:35pm

Tierney Brothers Tech Tour at TIES
Take a break from your sessions to see the top new classroom technologies all in one room!  Explore the latest classroom tools including Chromebooks, Epson Interactive Projector (no board needed!), SMART 65” Interactive Flat Panel, FrontRow Classroom Sound, posterPRO large format printing & more.

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Monday December 8, 2014 2:35pm - 3:25pm
St. Croix

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

Augment Your Reality
Augmented reality is gaining popularity, especially in education. Join this session for an introduction to some of the most popular augmented reality apps available. Create your own augmented reality using a variety of apps. Take a look at Google Glass and how it is being used in augmented reality.

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

2:35pm

Screencasting and Formative Assessment
Develop your understanding of and approach to assessing student learning, while connecting education research to both teaching practice and software development. Engage in hands-on and minds-on activities framed through screencasting technology and formative assessment. Provoke thinking and dialogue around the question: "How can I learn more about what my students truly understand?" When students create screencasts, they not only create a product of their learning, but also a vehicle to make their thought processes more visible to the teacher and, more importantly, to themselves.

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

2:35pm

Creating a News Show for Your School or Classroom
Create a quick and easy news show for your school or classroom with your students using an iPad and some simple apps at a minimal cost. Applications at all grade levels.

Speakers
avatar for Carol Tracy

Carol Tracy

Library Media Specialist, Robbinsdale Armstrong High School
I am passionate about student learning environments. I seek to create flexible learning spaces that foster creativity, collaboration and student voice. I am transforming my 3rd library space. My library transformations include a small, private Pre-K through 8th grade school media... Read More →


Monday December 8, 2014 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Poster Table 6

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

4:30pm

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

Speakers
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

Collaborative Apps for the 21st Century Classroom
Collaboration is key to the 21st century classroom. Explore a variety of collaborative apps used by a sixth grade Digital Literacy class, some Google-based: including comic creation, video creation, 3D printing, and more. Students use the apps to demonstrate core subject understanding. Gain tips to easily integrate these tools into your classroom curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Chad Even

Chad Even

6th Grade Digital Lit. teacher, Bismarck Public Schools
Teach 6th grade in a "textbook less classroom". Teach a new innovative class called--Digital Literacy (21st Century Skills) Love finding new innovative ideas of teaching/learning. "Today is the day make a difference" Twitter-@evensclass
avatar for Sarah Francetich

Sarah Francetich

6th Grade Digital Literacy Teacher, Bismarck Public Schools
I love teaching students and teachers how technology can make learning more enjoyable. There is just something about watching students and teachers get excited about using technology to create and collaborate.


Tuesday December 9, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
Greenway F/G

8:00am

Content Creation: Moving Away from Content Consumption
See how moving away from teacher-directed content consumption results in student-centered learning. Let go of "Project Recipes" and move toward "Project Choice." Model content creation tools and then give students choice over presenting their knowledge. We'll discuss student blogs, video creation, green screening, interactive response tools, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Averbeck

Jamie Averbeck

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Ashwaubenon School District
Follow me @AverbeckTech
avatar for Jason Dreier

Jason Dreier

Secondary School Principal, Gillett School District
Jason is the principal of Gillett Secondary School in Gillett, WI. It is a 6-12 school with approximately 300 students schoolwide. He is a father of three, husband of one, and colleague of many. Curriculum and instruction, school leadership, and personal growth are his passion... Read More →


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

8:00am

Digital Resources from the Minnesota Historical Society
Digital programming is a high priority for the Minnesota Historical Society. History Live Interactive Video Lessons engage students in real-time conversations. Play the Past utilizes mobile gaming in Minnesota History Center exhibits. The new Northern Lights Interactive eBook supports Minnesota studies. Take part in a real-time History Live lesson and learn about free online resources!

Speakers
avatar for Shana Crosson

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.
avatar for Rebecca Gillette

Rebecca Gillette

Community Engagement Specialist, Minnesota Historical Society
My job is to plan, develop and implement strategies to build supportive relationships with community organizations. I work in partnership with organizations, to develop programs that increase the Minnesota Historical Society's relevancy within communities whose stories have been... Read More →
avatar for Jack  Matheson

Jack Matheson

Saint Paul, MN, United States, Minnesota Historical Society
Jack Matheson has enjoyed the opportunity to develop and deliver a wide variety of educational programming for the Minnesota Historical Society. At the Minnesota History Center, Jack develops and teaches classes, portrays a 19th Century fur trader for the History Player outreach program... Read More →


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

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

Going Mobile with Google Apps
Did you know there over 20 apps available from Google? Explore some of the most popular apps. Gain tips and tricks. And dive into the more obscure Google apps!

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

8:00am

Google Glass and Wearable Tech in the Classroom: Passing Glass
Google Glass is hot, new and exciting, but is it right for education? Look through the eyes and experiences of three teachers who experienced Glass in their high school classrooms. Aside from the cool factor, these three educators look critically at the pros and cons of wearable technology in education.

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

8:00am

Personalizing Learning, Our Journey
Curious about personalizing learning for each student? Wondering how to do this efficiently? Join a conversation with Eden Prairie Schools and explore how personalized learning looks, every day. Discover how Schoology and Fishtee, a 21st century learning platform, come together to save teachers time and help students learn.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Ament

Michelle Ament

Director of Instruction and Professional Learning, Eden Prairie Schools
Passionate about innovative and creative ideas which are leading to the transformation and personalization of learning & teaching in a 1:1 technology environment.


Tuesday December 9, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
Greenway D/E

8:00am

Technology Assessment: Analyze Tech Status and Needs with BrightBytes
Can districts improve what they can't measure? Learn to analyze technology status and needs, and move forward in the right direction with your technology. Explore how Kasson-Mantorville Schools uses data collected with CASE Clarity by BrightBytes to find efficient and effective solutions to classroom, access, skills and environment.

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Kelly Braun

Teaching & Learning Coordinator, KASSON - MANTORVILLE


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

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

Winning the APPmazing Race
There is a revolution afoot that combines game-based learning and the maker movement with your mobile device and applies it to professional development.This can be done on any platform and with any topic while promoting teamwork, problem-solving, leadership and perseverance. Come experience the challenge and have fun while you learn!

Speakers
avatar for Carl Hooker

Carl Hooker

Consultant and Speaker, HookerTech LLC
Carl Hooker has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration during his 21 years in education. As Director of Innovation & Digital Learning at Eanes ISD, he helped spearhead the LEAP program, which put one-to-one iPads in the hands of all K-12 students in... Read More →


Tuesday December 9, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
Northstar Ballroom A

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.

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

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

9:00am

10:30am

TIES 2014 MakerSpace Experience
You may have heard of the “maker” movement and schools that have created makerspaces, and wondered what it’s all about. It’s about exploring. It’s about tinkering. It’s about taking things apart and putting them back together. It’s about making it happen. It’s about students working on projects of their own design, using a variety of materials and tools: from low-tech balsa wood and duct tape to high-tech 3-D printers.Makerspaces guide students in asking both “how” and “why does this work?”_x000B__x000B_Dive right into hands-on learning in the TIES 2014 Makerspace Experience.  Local experts have come together to create a diverse makerspace that includes over six distinct featured areas, including recyclables, circuits and makey-makey kits, programming, arduinos, simple robots, 3D imaging and printing, stop-motion animation, LEGOS, and more. Explore how to expand student interest in science, technology, engineering, math, and art through active participation in “making.” Gain insights for creating a Makerspace in your own school and walk away feeling inspired!

Tuesday December 9, 2014 10:30am - 11:50am
North Woods

11:00am

'Flippin' Staff Meetings -- An Innovative Approach
What if staff meetings and professional development were done differently by being innovative, engaging and transformative? Learn how and why one school transformed by using time differently, by "flipping" staff meetings and professional development. Gain real-life, applicable resources and approaches for flipping staff meetings in your school.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Arbogash

Amy Arbogash

Technology Integration Specialist, Howard Suamico School District
This is my third year as the Technology Integration Specialist at Bay View Middle School in the Howard Suamico School District. We are a progressive 1:1 iPad, Apple, and GAFE school. I love helping teachers and students discover the wows and wonders of learning through technology... Read More →
avatar for Paul Hermes

Paul Hermes

Associate Principal, Howard-Suamico School District - Bay View Middle School


Tuesday December 9, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Lakeshore A

11:00am

Civic Impact via Digital Engagement: Digital Empowerment Academy
The Digital Empowerment Academy (DEA) engages underrepresented youth to develop digital literacy and leadership skills. We support youth in making a social impact in their community via digital engagement. DEA curriculum is based on the Digital Kinship Model, a culturally responsive framework extending to those outside of digital society.

Speakers
avatar for Lanise Block, Ed.D.

Lanise Block, Ed.D.

Executive Director, Digital Empowerment Academy
Dr. Lanise Block has been an educator for 18 years. She is the Founder and Executive Director of the Digital Empowerment Academy and the Convener of the Northside Digital Innovation Alliance. Currently, Lanise is the Content Lead K-12: Social Studies in Minneapolis Public Schools... Read More →


Tuesday December 9, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Great Lakes Ballroom A2

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

Evernote in Education
What started as an amazing website for helping you keep your notes synchronized, is now that and so much more! Explore Evernote and all its benefits, including new services and applications. Look at Evernote in education and how schools are using Evernote to help them stay more organized and efficient.

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Tuesday December 9, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Nicollet A

11:00am

Google Sites: Setting your Sights Higher!
Be challenged by a Google Education Trainer to “set your sights higher.” Use Google Sites beyond a basic classroom presence. Discover the potential for projects, presentations, ePortfolios, events, resource repositories and more! Tips will be provided to enhance the design and functionality of new or existing sites.

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avatar for Geri Feiock

Geri Feiock

Secondary Math Instructional Coach; Math Teacher, District 196 Rosemount - Apple Valley - Eagan
Geri brings her experiences as a Google for Education Certified Innovator & Trainer, G Suite for Education Top Contributor, SMART Certified Education Trainer, SMART Exemplary Educator, and high school math teacher to each of her presentations. She provides ongoing training and support... Read More →


Tuesday December 9, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Greenway B/C

11:00am

Google Teacher Academy and Google Education Resources: Be More Google
Want to be more Google? Three newly Google-Certified teachers will talk about their experiences in the Google Teacher Academy and answer any questions you may have about free Google resources available to educators. Bring your own device to explore the Google for Education website.

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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 Belinda Stutzman

Belinda Stutzman

Integrationist, Wayzata Schools
Belinda is a veteran teacher and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist in the Wayzata School District where all students have access to an iPad. Being a Google Certified Innovator has been a fun way to meet many new people and share her passion for teaching and... Read More →


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

11:00am

iPads for Primary Learners
Transform your classroom into a 21st century learning zone. Come explore a typical day in the life of a connected second grade classroom student. The session will cover responsible iPad use, management tips, and digital citizenship. You'll leave ready to seamlessly integrate anywhere from six to 1:1 iPads throughout the entire school day.

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avatar for Kayla Delzer

Kayla Delzer

Kayla Delzer is a 3rd grade teacher and technology champion in North Dakota. She is a columnist for Edsurge and blogger for Edutopia, where she writes about a variety of edtech and design topics. She is also the creator of her blog, Top Dog Teaching. She has nine years of teaching... Read More →


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

11:00am

Keyboarding Skills: 21st Century Necessity
Why teach keyboarding? Will the keyboard become obsolete? How do you motivate keyboarding students? As students learn inefficient habits early using smartphones and tablets, keyboarding skills are more needed in the 21st century than ever. Learn to help students overcome hunting and pecking habits, and improve their productivity and preparation for college and their careers! May contain commercial content.

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Tuesday December 9, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
St. Croix

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

LearnPad: from Selection to Implementation
Learn why an elementary school in Hastings selected the LearnPad for their personalized learning device. Hear about their implementation phases. Explore how the LearnPad allows the teacher to seamlessly architect learning experiences for students with just a few clicks.

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avatar for Melissa Black

Melissa Black

2nd grade teacher, Hastings Public Schools


Tuesday December 9, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Greenway D/E

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

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

Professional Development: Nine Uses for Online Whitewater Learning®
Explore the nine ways Whitewater Learning® online professional development modules may be used in educational settings including: for license renewal; to close the performance review loop, providing a safety net for all involved; as university courses or supplements; for teacher content on snow days; and five additional applications.


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

11:00am

Technology in an iOS World Language Immersion School
Learn to find the technology resources you need to make global cultural connections and authentic language applications that enhance learning in whatever language you teach. You'll gain strategies that focus beyond learning a second language, toward using the language in both content-specific and social settings to prepare students for real world situations.

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

11:00am

Becoming a Mobile Learner
Embark upon a journey through the dawn of the information age with college student, Travis Allen. Experience the life of a true digital native who boldly refused to accept the status quo in the classroom.

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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 11:00am - 11:50am
Great Lakes Ballroom C

11:00am

Learning Spaces... the Final Frontier...
Houston, we have a problem! You've figured out how to get learning into the hands of kids with mobile devices, laptops,and BYOD. You've experienced that learning is best if it's learner-centered and authentic, with teachers changing their instructional practices. However, when you go into classrooms of modern schools, something looks eerily familiar to the classrooms of yesteryear. Despite the influx of technology and the re-imagining of pedagogy, the physical spaces remain the same. Explore ways to make the classroom space a new frontier.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Hooker

Carl Hooker

Consultant and Speaker, HookerTech LLC
Carl Hooker has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration during his 21 years in education. As Director of Innovation & Digital Learning at Eanes ISD, he helped spearhead the LEAP program, which put one-to-one iPads in the hands of all K-12 students in... Read More →


Tuesday December 9, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Nicollet B/C

11:00am

IGNITE! iOS in the Elementary, Middle, Secondary Classrooms
Four presenters will each have eight minutes and 25 slides advancing every 20 seconds to share their excitement and IGNITE yours on iOS in the Elementary, Middle, Secondary classrooms. Join this energetic, fast-paced session to be inspired to learn more.

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 Laurie Conzemius

Laurie Conzemius

Ed Tech Consultant, Laurie Conzemius LLC
I love discussing the tools, resources, and technologies that can improve teaching and learning. I feel fortunate to represent Minnesota educators as an ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) board member. Ask me about our resources - and join me at the premier international... Read More →
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!
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 →
avatar for Lynnea West

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 →


Tuesday December 9, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Greenway F/G

11:00am

eBooks: Continuing the Conversation
The eBook landscape continues to change. Learn about major providers, changes in access to eBooks, and means of access. Explore online textbooks, options for creating and self-publishing eBooks, and digital rights management.

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Tuesday December 9, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Poster Table 5

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

Acceptable Use Policy at Home: Empowering Parents
In an age of 1:1 technology and BYOD (bring your own device), parents often give up power to their "digital natives" and forget that children need boundaries. Your school has an acceptable use policy, but does your home? Empower parents to create a manageable home policy and learn how to monitor on "digital natives."

Speakers
avatar for Janelle Hermann

Janelle Hermann

Tech Integration Specialist, Chisago Lakes School District
M.Ed Curriculum & Instruction: Education Technology Leadership emphasis, Technology Integrationist, Schoology Ambassador, Presenter, Traveler


Tuesday December 9, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Lake Superior A

12:15pm

Brains and Technology: What Educators Need to Know
Recent brain-based learning research tells us that our brains are changing, particularly as a result of technology. While many changes are positive, some are alarming. Discuss what we are we doing right and what we need to consider changing in our use of technology in teaching. Leave with resources for reference and further reading.

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

12:15pm

Content Retention: Stop the Summer Slide
How can you prevent summer student learning loss? Hear how one large urban district used a virtual learning solution with Compass Learning -- providing free, online resources to families. Review the data-driven Anoka-Hennepin case study and see firsthand how they eliminated summer academic loss on fall NWEA/MAP test scores.

Speakers
avatar for Bruce DeWitt

Bruce DeWitt

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Anoka-Hennepin School District
Instructional Technology Facilitator at Anoka-Hennepin


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

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

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

Learning Beyond the Four Classroom Walls
From local museums to scientists on the Arctic Circle, connecting to content outside the classroom has never been easier. Attendees will learn how to access and participate in a Google Hangout, explore the Connected Classroom with Google, and create digital resources to bring the outside world into the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Averbeck

Jamie Averbeck

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Ashwaubenon School District
Follow me @AverbeckTech


Tuesday December 9, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Greenway F/G

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

Maker: A Documentary on the Maker Movement
'Maker' is a feature length documentary looking into the current Maker movement in America. This new wave of do-it-yourself and do-it-together is sometimes called the Third Industrial Revolution. The film explores the ideas, tools, and personalities driving the Maker movement, and offers a timely snapshot of one of the transforming influences of our age.

Tuesday December 9, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

12:15pm

Personalized Learning through Genius Hour
Ignite your students and staff to personalize their learning. Genius Hour prepares learners to be college and career ready with 21st century skills. Hear firsthand from students how Genius Hour changed their view of learning and increased their other pursuits. Leave ready to empower your students to have their passions and curriculum goals work in harmony.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Schiller

Erin Schiller

Instructional Excellence Coordinator, Eden Prairie Public Schools
Erin Schiller is an Instructional Excellence Coordinator for Eden Prairie Schools in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Technology and Differentiation from Hamline University, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Gustavus Adolphus College... Read More →
avatar for Megan Skogstad

Megan Skogstad

Teacher, Eden Prairie


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

12:15pm

Professional Development: Dynamic Teacher Learning Experience
We strive for a dynamic student learning experience in classrooms around the world. How can we provide staff with the same experiences? Learn about one district's "beta" professional development plans for teachers, administrators, and instructional leaders. Gain strategies to help your district support staff as they go deeper with technology to enhance student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Huling

Jenny Huling

Teaching and Learning Specialist, ISD 196
I am passionate about students creating and being innovative. I believe every person, child to adult has the potential to be a connected learner.


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

12:15pm

Technology Integration: Create a Vision with Focus and Clarity
Do you feel like you are drowning in a sea of technology? Explore a vision of technology integration based on “why,” and find focus and simplicity with clarity. Explore a roadmap based on SAMR to examine your current reality, and the 4Cs (communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity) to move toward modification.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Cox

Ryan Cox

Director of Instructional Technology, Becker Public Schools
I am currently the Director of Instructional Technology for Becker Public Schools. We are involved in an expanding iPad 1:1 initiative in Grades K-12. Our High School and Middle School have been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program. I believe very strongly in leveraging resources... Read More →


Tuesday December 9, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Greenway H/I

12:15pm

Technology, Adventure and Change
Reframe 21st century education. Explore a framework to better utilize technology in the classroom. Start with the current situation in Minnesota using a Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition baseline. Examine the adventure/technology connection. Leave with a strong philosophical framework and simple action plan to move instructional technology forward in a classroom, school or district.

Speakers

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

12:15pm

Twitter Chat: #MNLead, Live Session Leadership Chat
Learn about Twitter chats and build your professional learning network. Join a session of #MNLead, a weekly twitter chat focusing on leadership, pedagogy, and technology. Discuss a topic through a series of questions in small groups, then post ideas on Twitter. Become part of the conversation as we work together to transform education in Minnesota!

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Ament

Michelle Ament

Director of Instruction and Professional Learning, Eden Prairie Schools
Passionate about innovative and creative ideas which are leading to the transformation and personalization of learning & teaching in a 1:1 technology environment.


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

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

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
E

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

12:15pm

Bringing A New Voice To Libraries and Schools Through Makerspaces
There are so many ways libraries and schools are being redesigned and changing. One way is by adding Makerspaces -- new places for creativity, collaboration, and connections. Learn how Shannon McClintock Miller and her students added a Makerspace and tools like a Makerbot 3D printer, LittleBits, knitting, and Maker Lunches to the library. Little did they know what these changes would bring to the entire school community. See how the students have been inspired through project-based learning, individual passions, and global connections to make a difference within their MakerSpace, school, and the world.


Tuesday December 9, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Nicollet B/C

12:15pm

CANCELLED SESSION - Culture Shift: Leading and Learning in the Connected School
A passionate student is a learning student. As the people of the world become increasingly connected, the nature, use, ownership, and purpose of knowledge is changing in profound ways. As educators, your goal is to leverage these connections and changes as powerful means to improve teaching and learning in our schools. Stir a sense of urgency for shifting classroom practice toward more engaging approaches! Unleash the passion that lies within each learner.

Speakers
avatar for Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach

CEO, Powerful Learning Practice
During a 25-year education career, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach has been a classroom teacher, technology coach, charter school principal, district administrator, university instructor and digital learning consultant. Sheryl is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Powerful Learning... Read More →


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

12:15pm

E-Newspapers: Showcase and Connect Educators with Paper.li
Showcase innovative teaching and learning! Learn how one district uses Paper.li to recruit and foster connected educators in a weekly e-newspaper, with less than an hour's work each week. Use Paper.li to collect, curate, and share professional learning resources from a wide range of local and online sources.

Speakers
avatar for Kenneth Griswold

Kenneth Griswold

Coordinator of Technology Integration, Albert Lea Area Schools


Tuesday December 9, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Poster Table 5

12:15pm

Moodle for Professional Development
Learn how a K-12 school uses Moodle to enrich technology professional development, at both the elementary and secondary levels. Explore a variety of Web 2.0 and Google tools, and see how to use Moodle as the framework housing the tools.

Speakers
avatar for Sheila Opsal

Sheila Opsal

Bus Ed / Technology Intergration, St Clair High School
Business Education/Career & Technical Teacher at St. Clair High School. I am passionate about technology and how it has changed the way we teach. Everyday their is something new to get excited about!


Tuesday December 9, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Poster Table 4

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

Storytelling With iOS: Contribute Your Verse
Embrace the power of a story. The most important part of your story as educators is that you have a part in the stories of all your students. Every student has a verse to contribute and story to tell. See three examples for iOS to help students from different grade levels and backgrounds tell their story.

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 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Poster Table 3

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.

Speakers

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

1:30pm

Augmented Reality Apps Engage Students
Take a look at the newest technology buzz: Augmented Reality (AR). Learn how AR apps can engage students, specifically in writing processes and student-centered digital projects. Share specific examples of completed elementary student projects. Return to your classroom with lessons and ideas that will ignite students and their writing abilities.


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

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: 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

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

It Takes an iVillage
Mobile learning needs to include parents! Mobile devices represent disruptive change in the classroom and in the home. Discuss ways to bond with your community over new digital mediums. From conversations about YikYak to laughs over Tumblr, schools and communities can help each other. After all, you’re not raising kids, you're raising adults.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Hooker

Carl Hooker

Consultant and Speaker, HookerTech LLC
Carl Hooker has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration during his 21 years in education. As Director of Innovation & Digital Learning at Eanes ISD, he helped spearhead the LEAP program, which put one-to-one iPads in the hands of all K-12 students in... Read More →


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

1:30pm

Online Tools: Share the Best of the Best
Share an extensive list of online tools of interest to teachers. An experienced teacher, "addicted to curation of online tools for teaching and learning," has bookmarked well over 5,000 resources. Enjoy a demonstration of her workflow for finding great tools and share the best of the best, plus a few that are just plain fun.

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


Tuesday December 9, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Greenway B/C

1:30pm

Personalized PD in Action!
Support an individualized approach to professional development. See how a district differentiated job-embedded staff development. Participants partnered with technology integrationists and instructional coaches throughout the year. Sessions focused on collaboration, creation, and implementation of technology integration and best practice instruction to increase student achievement.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Carney

Amy Carney

Media Specialist, White Bear Lake Area HS - North Campus
Amy is a Media Specialist at White Bear Lake HS - North Campus, which is a grades 9-10 school. Her career includes 13 years teaching 6th grade Language Arts at North Branch Middle school, 4 years as the Media Specialist/Tech Integrationist at North Branch HS, and now on her 3rd year... Read More →


Tuesday December 9, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Greenway D/E

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

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

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

10x Vision in Education with Google and Minnesota Districts
Join Google to discuss how schools are transforming classrooms to increase student engagement and prepare students for future careers. Rather than making 10% improvements, consider moonshot-thinking and glean ideas from other districts to structure curriculum for 10X improvements! Explore new Google education tools, including Classroom and Google Play for Education. Take part in a Q&A with questions such as: How do we create a sustainable technology plan that is not only manageable from a technical perspective, but also in line with district curriculum goals? What are the biggest roadblocks to change at the district level? How might we structure professional development to move teachers from substitution to the upper ladders of SAMR?

Speakers
avatar for James Leonard

James Leonard

Regional Manager, Google for Education
James Leonard is the UK Regional Manager for Google for Education. James works with schools to successfully pilot, deploy, and scale Google for Education tools like Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks. Before joining Google, James taught Year 6 Maths and Year 7 English at the... Read More →


Tuesday December 9, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Nicollet B/C

1:30pm

The Google Test: Creating Student Thinkers and Makers in the Age of the Internet
Examine the shifting the paradigm of classrooms: moving away from memorizing and remembering, and toward thinking, analyzing, and making. If Google can get any and all information for your students, then how do you teach them to use it?  With access to an impossible amount of information in your classrooms, how do you ask questions that Google can't answer?

Speakers

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

1:30pm

IGNITE! Professional Development
Four presenters have eight minutes and 25 slides advancing every 20 seconds to share their excitement and ignite yours for professional development. Join this energetic, fast-paced session to be inspired to learn more.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Anderson

Andrea Anderson

Manager of Integration and Customer Support, Atomic Learning
avatar for Neil Andruschak

Neil Andruschak

Digital Convergence Specialist, Little Falls Community Schools
I am the Digital Convergence Specialist for Little Falls Community Schools (ISD 482).I think Digital Convergence means getting tech tools to talk to each other so that we can focus on relationship.
avatar for Kyle Erickson

Kyle Erickson

Director of Technology Services, East Grand Forks Schools
My role as Director of Technology Services, with the East Grand Forks School District, avails me many new and exciting challenges. My goal is to enhance our students' education with many tools, one of them being technology. My former position with the Northwest Service Cooperative... Read More →
avatar for Kris Szajner

Kris Szajner

Technology Integration Specialist, Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools
Kris is a former Kindergarten teacher turned Technology Integration Specialist. He has served as a pilot for flipped education and an innovator with Google Apps. Kris has spoken numerous national conferences. Kris is a published curriculum writer and a foundational member of STEM... Read More →


Tuesday December 9, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Greenway F/G

2:35pm

1:1 Professional Development: Beyond Year One
The work getting a 1:1 program up and running successfully doesn't stop after the initial implementation. It is critical that the work continues with an even greater focus on professional development. Join a collaborative session with experienced 1:1 educators, sharing their best ideas and successes from two districts' journeys.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Eisenmann

Dave Eisenmann

Director of Instructional Technology, Minnetonka Public Schools
Dave Eisenmann, M.A.Ed., has been the Director of Instructional Technology & Media Services at Minnetonka Public Schools since 2003. Dave manages instructional technology projects, oversees implementations, and guides staff development related to technology. Dave spent eight years... Read More →
avatar for Jen Hegna

Jen Hegna

Director of Information and Learning Technology, Byron Public Schools
Director of Information and Learning Technology for Byron Public Schools(MN). I am a dreamer, collaborator, and a learning addict!


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

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

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

Guide Teachers to Transform Instruction
Use staff goals and coaching to avoid "pockets of wow" and build technology capacity in all teachers! Discover how two school districts are guiding teachers to transform instruction by developing proficiency integrating technology into their practice. Come away with a technology integration proficiency rubric you can use in your school.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Borglum

Jason Borglum

District Technology Director, Le Sueur-Henderson Public Schools
avatar for John Lustig

John Lustig

District Technology Director, Saint Peter Public Schools


Tuesday December 9, 2014 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A2

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

PD - This Time it has to be Personal!
PD is no longer Professional Development; it has to be Personal. See and share how far we've come. Join the Independent People of America District (iPad), where you will experience three fast-paced, individual driven PD ideas that you can take with you to transform PD in your district or use in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Vagle

Tim Vagle

District Technology Coordinator, Thief River Falls Public Schools
I'd love to hear your story...share our story and grow with you. 20+ years in educational technology and I'm still blessed to be in a position to help kids...Currently in year 6 of 1:1 K-12 plan that's funded for 12 years let's talk about Dreaming Big...Listening Big and Talking Little.Can't... Read More →


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

2:35pm

Professional Development: Edcamp Evolves
Edcamps, an emerging model of organic, participant-driven professional development, are springing up across Minnesota. What’s next for the Edcamp model? Will Edcamps transform professional development? Will the Edcamp model be integrated into districts’ overall approach to PD? Learn from a panel of Edcamp organizers and discuss opportunities and next steps.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Ament

Michelle Ament

Director of Instruction and Professional Learning, Eden Prairie Schools
Passionate about innovative and creative ideas which are leading to the transformation and personalization of learning & teaching in a 1:1 technology environment.


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

2:35pm

Research: Streamline the Process with Online Tools
Teach your students how to conduct effective, efficient, and credible research. We will consider how to: refine searches for difficulty levels; use credible search engines via ELM databases and Google; take notes and highlight with Google Drive, Diigo, and other options; and create citations for web sites.

Speakers

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

2:35pm

SAMR in Real Life: True Examples of Transformation
When it comes to the SAMR (Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition) model, application can be tricky. Explore real life Modification/Redefinition learning opportunities designed by classroom teachers. Within these experiences, learn about new tools/apps, see real student artifacts, and walk away with tangible ideas for how you can transform your classroom this fall.

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

2:35pm

Workflow: Technology as a Productivity Asset
Do you feel like you have less and less margin in your teaching to be the creative teacher you imagined yourself to be? In this session, we will look at some creative ways to leverage technology to help reduce stress, streamline your workflow, consolidate paperwork, personalize learning, and create opportunity for you and your students.

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Mark Wallace

Classroom Teacher, Edina Public Schools


Tuesday December 9, 2014 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Greenway F/G

2:35pm

Creating a New Learning Culture for School Leaders
Integrating technology is about more than devices. The real power is in creating technology-rich learning cultures where classrooms are engaging and students develop skills for their future. School leaders, come and learn a systematic process to create change. Leave with a renewed vision of school cultures. This session may contain commercial content.

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

2:35pm

Tools of the Future, Today: Augmented Reality, Wearable and Object Technology
Glasses, watches, phones, shoes, and a heck of a lot more are all jumping into the wearable and augmented reality space. Get an overview of the top wearables available now, and take a peek at what is heading our way. Take a look at some of the more wacky wearables and augmented reality apps out there.

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Tuesday December 9, 2014 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Nicollet B/C

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

Technology Tools to Track Music Achievement
Use technology tools to communicate, support, track and document student progress in the music classroom. Explore FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Go, SmartMusic, iPads and networked computers. See how learning targets can be tracked for 250 students across 12 classes and 90 different possible sections in team teaching situations! Help students build their music skills.

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