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Monday, December 8
 

11:00am

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

Speakers

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

11:00am

Augmented Reality in the Classroom
Thinking about getting started with augmented reality? Drop by to see some examples and learn how you can get started using augmented reality in your school. Take the opportunity to do it yourself! Create some augmented reality and explore resources.


Monday December 8, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Poster Table 1

11:00am

Coding and Computational Thinking: K-8
Learn how computational thinking and computer coding align with existing frameworks for your K-8 curriculum and standards. Try your hand at operating micro-controllers, that your students could use to learn design, technology, and computer coding concepts. This can be an integrated part of existing curriculum, rather than an add-on responsibility!

Speakers
avatar for Siri Anderson

Siri Anderson

Director of Graduate Education for Licensed Teachers, St. Catherine University
Long delighted by things shiny and new, I have been working technology into the classroom since the mid-90s when most online interaction was still just one step above pong. Now a died-in-the-wool online learning geek, I'm invested in digitally empowering social change through student... Read More →


Monday December 8, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Poster Table 6

11:00am

Free Online Education Resources: Minnesota Learning Commons
The Minnesota Learning Commons (MnLC) provides free online education resources for public education -- teaching and learning. Explore resources and learn how to use them in your work to support accessibility, digital literacy, and the development of open education resources MNLC operates with the University of MN, MN State Colleges and Universities, and the MN Department of Education.

Speakers

Monday December 8, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Poster Table 2

11:00am

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

Speakers

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

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.

Speakers

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

12:15pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Marissa Grodnick

Marissa Grodnick

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


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

12:15pm

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

Speakers

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

12:15pm

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

Speakers

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

12:15pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Holly Brunson

Holly Brunson

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


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

12:15pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Sara Swenson

Sara Swenson

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


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

12:15pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Ben Friesen

Ben Friesen

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


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

1:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Mehra

Jennifer Mehra

5th Grade Teacher, Eagle Heights Spanish Immersion School


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

1:30pm

Building a Better Digital Age Writer
Explore 21st century technology tools to increase middle-level student writing engagement and output. Learn how technology is integrated to create a blended sixth grade language arts class. Learn how digital writing tools help students grow writing skills, learn about the impact of voice, explore new topics, and meet state writing standards!

Speakers

Monday December 8, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Poster Table 4

1:30pm

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

Speakers

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

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!

Speakers

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

1:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Holly Brunson

Holly Brunson

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


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

1:30pm

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


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

2:35pm

Assessments That Engage Students
Explore free and easy web-based technology tools for formative and summative assessments that engage students, and don't take a lot of time to create and grade. We'll explore Socrative, Poll Everywhere, and Google Forms with Flubaroo. These tools can be used in computer labs or with mobile devices.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Brunson

Holly Brunson

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


Monday December 8, 2014 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Poster Table 1

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

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

Speakers

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

2:35pm

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

Speakers

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

2:35pm

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

Speakers

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

2:35pm

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


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

11:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Landon Brainerd

Landon Brainerd

HS Teacher/Tech Integration, Crosby-Ironton School District


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

11:00am

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.

Speakers

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

11:00am

iPads and Assistive Technology: Maximize the Options
Get an introduction to assistive technology tools built into iPads. These tools allow diverse learners to access information and demonstrate their learning more independently. Examine the strengths and limitations of specific features for vision, hearing, physical and motor skills, and learning and literacy. Learn how teachers can maximize the strengths and minimize the limitations.

Speakers
avatar for Rojanne Brown

Rojanne Brown

Technology Integration Specialist, Osseo Area Schools
Technology Integration Specialist at Osseo Area Schools Online Instructor for IT4Educators


Tuesday December 9, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Poster Table 4

11:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Brianna Buck

Brianna Buck

Digital Learning Specialist, Farmington Area Public Schools


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

11:00am

Staff Development: Success Through Learning Lunches
Educate your staff on new technology tools with Learning Lunches: small, usable doses in an informal professional development setting. Learn how to encourage staff to attend your lunches! Receive a list of topics and explore the process for introducing tech tools to enhance instruction. Attendees will have access to user-friendly resources throughout the year.

Speakers
avatar for Donna Ohlgren

Donna Ohlgren

Library Media Specialist, Rush Creek Elementary
Library Media Specialist at Osseo Area Schools


Tuesday December 9, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Poster Table 2

11:00am

What's a MakerSpace?
See how one school's MakerSpace allows for maximum student learning opportunities. Check out student projects and creative ways to showcase learning. Learn how a 3-D printer and laser engraver provide fast, fun, and exciting ways to bring designs to life! Come with questions about how to acquire, maintain, and fund the equipment.

Speakers

Tuesday December 9, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Poster Table 6

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

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

Speakers

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

12:15pm

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

Augmented Reality in an Elementary Classroom
Explore the benefits of augmented reality in the classroom: make an item become live with video, pictures, or graphics. Learn to use the Aurasma app to augment projects and conferences, and to set up classroom rules and routines. Help students actively engage in sharing their work with other classes, parents, and the world.

Speakers

Tuesday December 9, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Poster Table 5

1:30pm

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


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

1:30pm

Getting Started With Minecraft
Learn the first steps to getting Minecraft started in your school or classroom! Start a club for students who aren't already in one. Get simple ideas about incorporating Minecraft into your curriculum. Hear how Minecraft increases student attendance, work completion, and friendships. Play and they will come!

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Francour

Lynn Francour

Middle School Teacher, School District of Marinette


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

1:30pm

Google Docs: From the Classroom to Coaching
Google Docs and other Google applications are changing the ways we teach in the classroom and coach on the field. Come see examples of how you can use this powerful file sharing tool in both settings.

Speakers

Tuesday December 9, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Poster Table 4

1:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Laura Ramsborg

Laura Ramsborg

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


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

2:35pm

Connected Classroom
Help your students form connections worldwide and expand learning beyond the walls of your classroom. See how one school has participated in the Global Read Aloud, DOT Day, Mystery Skypes, and more. Explore opportunities for teachers to make connections with other classrooms and come away with the resources to make it happen.

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 →


Tuesday December 9, 2014 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Poster Table 4

2:35pm

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


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

2:35pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Eric Simmons

Eric Simmons

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

Anthony VonBank

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


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

2:35pm

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


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

2:35pm

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


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

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.

Speakers

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