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Saturday, December 8
 

8:00am

Edcamp Fusion
Limited Capacity seats available

Edcamp Fusion will take place on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at the Minneapolis Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We're calling it EdCamp Fusion because the volunteers putting it together come from different areas of interest in education and anyone can attend. This will be a FREE open forum for discussions on a wide range of topics and influences on K-12 education.
For more information, or to register for this event: https://sites.google.com/view/edcampfusion/home
On-site registration will be available as well. 

Saturday December 8, 2018 8:00am - 11:00am
Northstar A - 2nd

11:15am

Passionate Learners: How to Engage and Empower Your Students
Limited Capacity seats available

Would you want to be a student in your classroom? Based on the book Passionate Learners: How to Engage and Empower Your Students, both novice and seasoned teachers will be helped to create a positive, interactive learning environment where students drive their own academic achievement. You’ll discover how to make fundamental changes to your classroom so learning becomes an exciting challenge rather than a frustrating ordeal. Leave inspired to take risks and eagerly pursue your journey toward a classroom filled with passionate learners.

Speakers
avatar for Pernille Ripp

Pernille Ripp

7th Grade ELA, Oregon School District
Since Pernille Ripp was a child growing up in Denmark, she knew she wanted to work with kids. She began her journey in education as a math resource teacher, then transitioned into the classroom as a 4th and 5th-grade teacher, and has now found her home as a 7th-grade English teacher... Read More →


Saturday December 8, 2018 11:15am - 12:45pm
Lakeshore A/B/C - 1st

1:00pm

Creating Seesaw Activities
Limited Capacity seats available

Love Seesaw and the new activities library? Have great ideas for activities you would love to see, but are still unsure about how to make your own? Come learn how to use the activities feature in conjunction with Google to create activities for your classroom. We will also learn how to copy and edit existing activities from the library to fit the group you are working with.

Speakers
avatar for Will Swingle

Will Swingle

Teacher, Waconia Public Schools
I have been teaching in the Waconia school district for 7 years. This is my 6th year in Kindergarten. I earned my BA from Bethel University and my MA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I love what I do and can't wait to share what I know with others.


Saturday December 8, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Greenway HI - 2nd

1:00pm

Don’t Compete With the Screen, Embrace It!
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you competing with the screen for students’ attention? Does it feel as if students need to be entertained to stay attentive and focused in class because of the constant entertainment students receive with their devices? By utilizing the device as a tool for engagement, teachers are leveraging their students’ connection to the device for learning. This session will explore websites and apps that can be used in any content area with students of all ages and also address ISTE Standards for Students. Participants will have the opportunity to use polling, visual representations, social media, and collaboration in diverse technological ways that can be immediately used in their classroom and are sure to increase student engagement.

Speakers
TL

Teri Langlie

Assistant Professor, Concordia College


Saturday December 8, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Greenway DE - 2nd

1:00pm

Making Tech Matter: Designers, Entrepreneurs, Problem Solvers
Limited Capacity seats available

Your school has invested in maker materials and tech devices. You want your students to experience authentic, creative problem-solving. Now, all you need is a way to infuse your technology and maker programs with real-world purpose and impact. In this session, participants will learn strategies to bring design thinking and the entrepreneurship process to their school’s technology and maker programs. Through hands-on examples, activities and discussions, participants will engage in: the design thinking mindset, identifying real-world problems, finding and testing solutions, prototyping, pitching, feedback loops, and next steps for implementation. Participants will leave this session with knowledge, strategies and resources that they can use immediately to leverage their school’s technology and maker spaces for maximum social impact.

Speakers
avatar for Martha Rush

Martha Rush

founder, NeverBore LLC
Martha Rush is a nationally recognized economics and entrepreneurship teacher and curriculum developer. She is the author of Beat Boredom: Engaging Tuned-Out Teenagers (Stenhouse 2018) and the Teen Startup Trainers curriculum. Martha's students have been recognized in five state and... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Wilson Vazquez

Andrea Wilson Vazquez

Innovation Coach, Maker Educator, Program Director, Intermediate District 287 / Code Savvy


Saturday December 8, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Greenway BC - 2nd

1:00pm

Mastering Personalized Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Personalized learning is a major buzzword in education right now, but figuring out how to actually make it work in your classroom is tricky. How do you design units of instruction? How do you monitor progress and provide effective feedback? How do you stay organized enough to not go crazy?

This session explores a structure for planning a personalized learning unit with a focus on mastery learning that answers all these questions and more!

It IS possible to personalize!

Speakers
avatar for Tiffany Ott

Tiffany Ott

Educator, www.teachbetter.com
Tiffany Ott is a high school math teacher in Northeast Ohio. She loves finding ways to use personalized learning strategies that give every student in her class the kind of educational experience they need- no matter what their ability level is!


Saturday December 8, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Greenway J - 2nd

1:00pm

Passionate Readers: The Art of Reaching and Engaging Every Child
Limited Capacity seats available

With 24% of adults reporting that they have not read a book in the last 12 months, we are facing a mounting reading crisis. What can we, as the educators who teach this future generation of readers, do to create more engaging reading experiences? In this session, based on the book Passionate Readers: The Art of Reaching and Engaging Every Child, 7th-grade teacher Pernille Ripp will help you re-discover the keys of creating a community of readers, no matter the constricts facing your time. Focusing on teacher reading identity, classroom environment and library, as well as student reading identity, this is a session sure to inspire. From re-thinking major literacy decisions to all of the small decisions we make daily; this is meant to be a practical session that will offer up ideas to be implemented the very next day.

Speakers
avatar for Pernille Ripp

Pernille Ripp

7th Grade ELA, Oregon School District
Since Pernille Ripp was a child growing up in Denmark, she knew she wanted to work with kids. She began her journey in education as a math resource teacher, then transitioned into the classroom as a 4th and 5th-grade teacher, and has now found her home as a 7th-grade English teacher... Read More →


Saturday December 8, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Regency - 2nd

1:00pm

SciGirls Codes: Engaging Girls in Computational Thinking
Limited Capacity seats available

SciGirls Codes is a program funded by the National Science Foundation which engages middle school girls from around the country in computational thinking and coding. This workshop will highlight research-based best practices for engaging girls in STEM and give participants a chance to get hands on with the SciGirls code curriculum. Participants will leave with strategies for creating a welcoming computational thinking environment for girls, new approaches to teaching computational thinking,

Speakers
avatar for Joan Freese

Joan Freese

RTL Project Executive Producer, Twin Cities Public Television
Joan Freese is an Emmy Award winning educational technologist at Twin Cities PBS,in St. Paul, Minnesota, focusing on projects for K-8 students, parents, and educators.She is digital producer of SciGirls, a transmedia enterprise that encourages tween girlsin STEM, and principle investigator... Read More →
avatar for Lana Peterson

Lana Peterson

PD & Community Engagement Coordinator, University of Minnesota
avatar for Cassie Scharber

Cassie Scharber

Associate Professor of Learning Technologies, UMN


Saturday December 8, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Greenway FG - 2nd
 
Sunday, December 9
 

8:00am

"Hey Google...Take Me on a Trip"
Limited Capacity seats available

Throughout this session we will explore tools that focus on maps and how to use maps and other geographical based information not just for social studies but in any content area as well. Tools shared throughout this session will include Google MyMaps, Google Tour Builder, Google Earth, Google Tour Creator & Poly, Google Story Speaker, and GeoGussr.

Speakers
avatar for Tricia Louis

Tricia Louis

District Technology Integration Professional, Richland School District
Tricia Louis is an #edtech advocate. In her position as the Technology Integration Professional at the Richland School District, she brings individual & group training to the 200+ staff employed there. Tricia is proud to be a part of the Google For Education Certified Trainer Program... Read More →


Sunday December 9, 2018 8:00am - 11:00am
Greenway HI - 2nd

8:00am

Computer Science, Coding and Robots for Prek - 2
Limited Capacity seats available

Come explore plugged, unplugged, and robotic lessons for early to non-readers with a PreK-2 focus.

Speakers

Sunday December 9, 2018 8:00am - 11:00am
Greenway DE - 2nd

8:00am

Empower EVERY Educator to Redefine PD
Limited Capacity seats available

Professionally Driven is a model of PD that moves away from passive training to active adult learning. Participants will learn how to reshape the adult learning environments in the district or organization that focuses on three big concepts: Growth Mindset, Intrinsic Motivation, and Sustainable Autonomy. Participants will also use the Planning Map to begin the first steps in creating the conditions to foster educator empowerment for all.

Speakers
avatar for Jarod Bormann

Jarod Bormann

Learning Designer, Professionally Driven LLC
Get to know me - https://www.professionallydriven.com/author


Sunday December 9, 2018 8:00am - 11:00am
Greenway FG - 2nd

8:00am

Rethinking Teaching Tech: Setting Up A Self-Paced G Suite Unit
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn about how a unit on G Suite for Education was redesigned with personalized learning and pace to create a shift towards student centered learning using digital tools. The curriculum allows students to learn how to use docs, slides, drawings, sites and sheets at their own pace and with choice in their applications to show what they have learned. Walk through the lesson design process through the creation of a collaboratively designed HyperDoc.

Participants will have access to resources and curriculum and learn how to set up their course utilizing the LMS of their choice.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Draayer

Stephanie Draayer

Palmer Lake Elementary Technology Integration Specialist, Osseo Area Schools
I am a Technology Integration Specialist at Palmer Lake Elementary - Osseo Area Schools. Half of my job is instructing Technology classes as a specialist, and half of my day is spent working on professional development and coaching and collaborating with teachers. I spent my first... Read More →


Sunday December 9, 2018 8:00am - 11:00am
Greenway BC - 2nd

8:00am

The IT that nobody knows about... Innovation Teams
Limited Capacity seats available

What happens when you have pockets of innovative teachers, but they long for guidance? Learn about our implementation of Innovation Teams - teams of teachers moving toward personalizing learning and innovations in their classrooms. From recruiting our Rockstar teachers to our plans in the future, I will describe the successes and challenges of the Innovation Team inception, and how we plan on turning these pockets of innovation and personalization learning into school-wide change.

Speakers
avatar for Mandy Froehlich

Mandy Froehlich

Author, Speaker, Consultant, #DivergentEDU
Mandy Froehlich passionately encourages educators to create innovative change in their classrooms. A former Director of Innovation and Technology, technology integrator, and teacher, she has experience at many levels of the organizational structure. Her interest lies in reinvigorating... Read More →


Sunday December 9, 2018 8:00am - 11:00am
Minnehaha - 2nd

8:00am

CoSN CTO Clinic
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Mary Mehsikomer

Mary Mehsikomer

Outreach Facilitator, Sourcewell Technology
Twitter: @MaryTMM


Sunday December 9, 2018 8:00am - 4:00pm
Regency - 2nd

8:00am

G Suite Technical Retreat
Limited Capacity seats available

A day of custom technical training and group discussions focused on best practices and uses of G Suite for Education. This one day technical retreat starts with providing insight into recent technical changes to G Suite, helping your staff stay up to date and knowledgeable on improvements to the environment. That will be followed up with three custom technical deep-dive sessions focusing on specific topics selected by the group. These deep dives will include Admin console settings, approaches and rollout planning as well as common use cases for each topic. The day will be completed with a showcase of tips and useful tools for G Suite administrators to more efficiently manage and gain visibility. Finally a Q&A period rounds off the day to give the opportunity to dive deeper into discussed topics or to explore other questions and aspects of G Suite for Education.

Speakers

Sunday December 9, 2018 8:00am - 4:00pm
Northstar A - 2nd

11:15am

Moving Students from Digital Citizenship to Digital Leadership
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Casa Todd

Jennifer Casa Todd

Teacher-Librarian, Social LEADia
Jennifer is a Teacher-Librarian in Aurora, Ontario Canada, and author of the book, Social LEADia: Moving Students from Digital Citizenship to Digital Leadership, published by Dave Burgess Consulting. Before this, she spent six years at the District level as a Program Resource Teacher... Read More →


Sunday December 9, 2018 11:15am - 12:45pm
Lakeshore A/B/C - 1st

1:00pm

A Digital Classroom: Overhauling Your Lessons
Limited Capacity seats available

Delve into my digital classroom. When we became a 1:1 MacBook Air high school, I overhauled my lessons with a variety of websites and applications to not only make my content more engaging but to allow students to collaborate, publish, and differentiate the content. Now, six years later, I can't imagine teaching any other way. If you have a lesson or unit that you want to “digitize,” this session is for you. I'll first take you on a condensed day in my classroom to show you how I use a variety of sites and tools to transform my lessons and make them more engaging for my students. Then I will help show you how those sites and tools can transform your teaching and, most importantly, how your students learn. Tools included: Hyperdocs, Blogger, TED Ed, Insert Learning, Flipgrid, S’more, Google Drive, and Padlet.

Speakers
avatar for Kurt Reynolds

Kurt Reynolds

English Teacher, Independent School District 564
I am happily married to the most amazing person in the world, Kristie (she also happens to be the smartest, funniest, and hardest working person I have ever met). I am also blessed with four amazing kids: Casey, KoKo, Kenzie, and Cash. When I am not with them, I am teaching high school... Read More →


Sunday December 9, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Greenway BC - 2nd

1:00pm

Awesome Pi Projects
Limited Capacity seats available

Is your Raspberry Pi is sitting on a shelf collecting dust? Do you want to get your students to exploring this little computer wonders potential applications? Let’s explore how to get your Pi up to date and try some projects that may excite your students while engaging them with coding, problem solving, research and discovery. We will have several projects for you to try including turning your Pi into digital signage, a streaming media server, a retro gaming console, creating a pirate radio station, live stream on YouTube Live and other stimulating projects. Bring your own Pi or purchase one as an add-on to the cost of this workshop!

Speakers
avatar for Jon Larson

Jon Larson

Technology Integration Coach, ECMECC
Twitter: @ecmeccjon


Sunday December 9, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Greenway A - 2nd

1:00pm

Delving Deeper with Digital Leadership
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, some of the big ideas presented in the lunch-time keynote will be expanded upon. Participants will walk away with links, resources, and a class account (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and/or Youtube Channel)  that will help students look at technology and social media as an opportunity to learn and share learning, empower and celebrate others, and be a more positive influence on others.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Casa Todd

Jennifer Casa Todd

Teacher-Librarian, Social LEADia
Jennifer is a Teacher-Librarian in Aurora, Ontario Canada, and author of the book, Social LEADia: Moving Students from Digital Citizenship to Digital Leadership, published by Dave Burgess Consulting. Before this, she spent six years at the District level as a Program Resource Teacher... Read More →


Sunday December 9, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Greenway J - 2nd

1:00pm

Divergent EDU Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

What is necessary in a district to really grow together into a climate and culture of innovation and support of divergent thinking? That is the million dollar question. In this workshop, I will discuss the Innovation Hierarchy of Needs and what all educators can do to establish the necessary components including creating a mindset, climate and culture, creating a common language, and effective support and leadership. Innovation is more than handing out devices. Let’s talk about how we can create the conditions to support teachers and students as they think of new and different ways to learn and grow!

Speakers
avatar for Mandy Froehlich

Mandy Froehlich

Author, Speaker, Consultant, #DivergentEDU
Mandy Froehlich passionately encourages educators to create innovative change in their classrooms. A former Director of Innovation and Technology, technology integrator, and teacher, she has experience at many levels of the organizational structure. Her interest lies in reinvigorating... Read More →


Sunday December 9, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Minnehaha - 2nd

1:00pm

Instructional Approaches for a New Generation
Limited Capacity seats available

Did you know that our current students, known as Generation Z, have different learning needs than our former Generation Y or Millennial students? So you may be asking- how does my instructional approach of teaching need to change to meet the needs of today's diverse learners & their eight second attention spans? Immerse yourself in this session to discover how Gen Z students learn through multisensory interactions. Naomi and Deb will lead you in creative instructional approaches and teaching strategies to capture Gen Z's learning attention through choice/voice activities to personalize their learning. You will discover ways to redesign your lessons to include “snackable” activities, such as mobile scavenger hunts with Goose Chase, Voxer group chats, digital vision dream boards with Google Slides, and on demand blended learning playlists.

Speakers
avatar for Naomi Harm

Naomi Harm

Women Leadership and K12 STEM Innovation Specialist, Innovative Educator Consulting
Naomi Harm is an instigator of STEM innovation, and an edtech women in leadership thought leader and influencer. She welcomes every opportunity to share her expertise of brain-based instructional approaches, supported with technology literacy best practices with k12 students and educational... Read More →


Sunday December 9, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Greenway FG - 2nd

1:00pm

Micro:bit Crash Course
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, attendees will be hands-on with the Micro:bit (and take one home!). Choose between block-based programming and JavaScript to program this incredible little device. Leave this workshop with a game, created by you, to bring back to your classroom! Cost of the workshop includes a Micro:bit Go Bundle.

Speakers

Sunday December 9, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Greenway DE - 2nd

1:00pm

Park-Based Learning: Place-Based Inquiry Inside & Outside
Limited Capacity seats available

Experiential learning allows students to explore, question, and share utilizing their environment as the main learning tool. But finding opportunities to do this in the real world can sometimes be challenging because of barriers like money, transportation, and time. That is where Park Based Learning comes into play! In this workshop, we will explore Park Based Learning, an approach to inquiry-focused education which combines aspects of several pedagogical models to create engaging and student-centered learning experiences. Students of all ages can benefit from this approach which is rooted in the Buck Institute for Education's HQPBL model, National Geographic Geo-Inquiry model, and tech-infused resources from the National Park Service. You will learn all about where to find these resources, how to align them to your content and learning goals, and how to facilitate student-centered learning experiences, both inside and outside the classroom! Participants will leave with a great exploration-focused lesson and a large list of FREE resources for building their own completed Park Based unit of study.

Speakers
avatar for James Fester

James Fester

Technology Integration Support Specialist / National Faculty BIE, Hill-Murray School
As a technology integration support specialist in St. Paul, James Fester is experienced at helping both students and teachers become more comfortable with the integration of new technology-based pedagogical approaches in the classroom. James is a Google Certified Educator, Trainer... Read More →


Sunday December 9, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Greenway HI - 2nd

4:30pm

#EDUmatch Tweet-up (Sunday Social)
Join us for a Sunday Social which includes free hors d'oeuvres, book sales with book signings, OnEducation podcast interviews, and of course the #EDUmatch tweet-up! Thanks to Discovery Education for hosting us! 

Sunday December 9, 2018 4:30pm - 6:30pm
 
Monday, December 10
 

7:30am

First Timer's Session
First time attending the TIES Education Technology Conference? Come and learn from the zen masters how to get the most out of your conference experience.

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
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 →


Monday December 10, 2018 7:30am - 8:00am
Regency - 2nd

8:30am

The Problem Solving Generation
We are preparing students to solve local and global problems we haven’t defined yet, using technology that hasn’t been invented, in roles that do not exist. To thrive in this new era, students need to know how to learn, problem solve, iterate, create, collaborate, communicate, and to think critically. We'll discuss what we need to focus on to bring education to the next level.

Speakers
avatar for Jaime Casap

Jaime Casap

Global Education Evangelist, Google, Inc.
Jaime Casap is the Chief Education Evangelist at Google. Jaime evangelizes the potential of digitalization as an enabling capability in pursuit of promoting inquiry-based learning models. Jaime collaborates with school systems, educational organizations, and leaders focused on building... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
Nicollet A/B/C/D - 1st

10:30am

Promethean Escape Room
The Promethean Escape Room experience challenges attendees with a series of puzzles and riddles that must be solved in order to escape. The goal? Escaping the room before time runs out. The escape room experience helps students build essential collaboration and critical thinking skills. Attendees can expect to work as a group to solve puzzles on Promethean’s immersive classroom solutions, including the ActivPanel, ActivConnect and ClassFlow. The Promethean Escape room is limited to 12 attendees per session.
Register NOW at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044aa9a623a5fc1-promethean14 

Speakers
avatar for David Lewis

David Lewis

Connecting Point Computer Center
Our mission is to drive change through technology by proactively pursuing the best customer experience. We aim to deliver innovative products and services that enable schools to do more every day.We founded Connecting Point back in 1979 on the belief that technology would change the... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Executive Boardroom - 4th

10:30am

Actively Learning While Reading
What happens when effective reading strategies are paired with digital resources to support literacy? This session will answer that question for you. We will explore digital tools and model the blended approach to supporting readers while enforcing habits to develop stronger readers.

Speakers
avatar for Abbey Futrell

Abbey Futrell

Assistant Superintendent, Edgecombe County Public Schools
Abbey Futrell is currently the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for Edgecombe County Public Schools located in North Carolina.  Prior to deciding to follow her heart back to a school district, she served as a Digital Innovation Coach with the Professional Learning... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Northstar Ballroom B - 2nd

10:30am

Powerful Checks for Understanding
It’s time we stop talking about technology and start focusing on how technology can improve teaching and learning in our classrooms. In this session, we will examine how we can use some fun tools to create powerful checks for understanding. This session will focus on Flipgrid and Socrative.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Clark

Holly Clark

Director of Innovative Learning, Oakhill Academy
Holly Clark is The Director of Innovative Learning at a school outside of San Diego, California. She is a Google Certified Innovator, National Board Certified Teacher, and holds an MA in Technology in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has been working with... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Nicollet D - 1st

10:30am

Principles of Inquiry Based Learning
For schools to truly be successful, they must first create a school culture that values the naturally inquisitive nature of their students. Schools need a framework and curriculum that allows students to explore what is relevant to them, all the while mastering the skills needed to thrive in academic environments and beyond. In an Inquiry School, no student ever asks, "why do we need to learn this?" because they set their own path towards acquiring knowledge. In this session we will review the principles of inquiry-based learning and discuss strategies and actions to bring it to live in your classroom. We will start with the most essential question, "why does our learning matter?"

Speakers
avatar for Jaime Casap

Jaime Casap

Global Education Evangelist, Google, Inc.
Jaime Casap is the Chief Education Evangelist at Google. Jaime evangelizes the potential of digitalization as an enabling capability in pursuit of promoting inquiry-based learning models. Jaime collaborates with school systems, educational organizations, and leaders focused on building... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Nicollet BC - 1st

10:30am

Student Privacy and Data: What Teachers Need to Know
Teachers in the K-12 environment work in close proximity to student data that is considered private and needs to be protected. In this session, Ryan Cloutier, Principal Security Architect, Sourcewell Technology, will review key concepts about data privacy that teachers need to understand. Topics will include what data is considered private, what are the best practices for protecting it, how to safely share student data with colleagues, and what laws apply. This is important information for every educator. No one wants to be the person in the school who accidentally causes a data breach or inappropriately shares student information.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Cloutier

Ryan Cloutier

Principal Security Architect, TIES


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway BC - 2nd

10:30am

The IT that nobody knows about….Innovation Teams
What happens when you have pockets of innovative teachers, but they long for guidance? Learn about our implementation of Innovation Teams - teams of teachers moving toward personalizing learning and innovations in their classrooms. From recruiting our rockstar teachers to our plans in the future, I will describe the successes and challenges of the Innovation Team inception, and how we plan on turning these pockets of innovation and personalization learning into school-wide change.

Speakers
avatar for Mandy Froehlich

Mandy Froehlich

Author, Speaker, Consultant, #DivergentEDU
Mandy Froehlich passionately encourages educators to create innovative change in their classrooms. A former Director of Innovation and Technology, technology integrator, and teacher, she has experience at many levels of the organizational structure. Her interest lies in reinvigorating... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Great Lakes Ballroom B - 4th

10:30am

We Want Kids to Be Creative But How Do We Assess That?
With the explosion of the maker movement, schools are beginning to embrace creativity. However, what does this mean for assessment? Should we assess the creative process? Should we assess the finished product? Does assessing creativity actually make kids more risk-averse? In this session, we explore what it means to assess both the creative process and the creative product without leading to risk aversion. We also explore five authentic assessment strategies you can use tomorrow.

Speakers
avatar for John Spencer

John Spencer

Professor & Maker, George Fox University
John Spencer is a former middle school teacher and current college professor who is passionate about seeing kids reach their creative potential. He is the co-author of the bestselling books Launch and Empower. In 2013, he spoke at the White House, sharing a vision for how to empower... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Northstar Ballroom A - 2nd

10:30am

Writer’s Workshop (for Grown-Ups)
Think you could never be an author? Think again! We all have something to share. Find out how easy it is to get started with writing and publishing educational books. This session could change your life!

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Thomas

Sarah Thomas

Founder, Prince George's County Public Schools
Sarah Thomas, PhD is a Regional Technology Coordinator in Prince George’s County Public Schools. She is also a Google Certified Innovator, Google Education Trainer, and the founder of the #EduMatch movement, a project that empowers educators to make global connections across common... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Regency - 2nd

10:30am

6 Game Mechanics For Your Classroom
Game designers use game mechanics to make games that are fun and motivating. In this session, you will be introduced to six different game mechanics which can increase student fun and motivation in your classroom - and you can start using tomorrow!

Speakers
avatar for James Hron

James Hron

Fridley Middle School


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Great Lakes Ballroom A2 - 4th

10:30am

All Aboard: Blended Onboarding Experiences using a LMS
This session will outline how Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District set up an online course for onboarding all new staff. We will offer support for other districts interested in creating similar systems, discuss some of our F.A.I.Ls (First Attempt In Learning) and S.A.I.Ls (Subsequent Attempts In Learning), and look at the future of Schoology (or other LMSs) for onboarding, mentorship and professional development in our district. We will provide resources, suggestions, and advice to session attendees that would assist in creating similar systems in their districts.

Speakers
KC

Karen Chase

Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District
avatar for Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas

Technology Trainer, Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District
Emily is a Technology Trainer for Northeast Metro Intermediate School District 916. Before coming to Northeast Metro 916, she was a middle and high school German Teacher and an online high school German Teacher, as well as a teacher and tutor for children and adults, ages three to... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Lakeshore C - 1st

10:30am

Build it, Make it, Know it: Creative Thinking with Minecraft
Learn how to give your students meaningful learning experiences while solving problems with imaginative solutions using Minecraft: Education Edition, Microsoft MakeCode, Paint 3D, and the new Photos app for Windows 10.

Speakers

Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Lakeshore A - 1st

10:30am

Code.org Computer Science Pathways for Middle and High School
In this session we will look at two computer science classes offered for free by Code.org, Computer Science Discoveries (CSD) for grades 6-10 and AP Computer Science Principles (CSP) for grades 9-12. Participants will experience a model activity from both CSD and CSP and learn how to apply for free Code.org professional learning programs to build or expand equitable computer science access in their school and/or district.


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Lake Superior A - 5th

10:30am

Design Thinking: A Framework for the Creative Process
In this session, we will discuss the Design Thinking framework and how it can be integrated into any education or professional setting. I will discuss how Design Thinking can be used with students to solve problems and enhance creativity. We will also examine how the framework can be integrated into any type of learning. Participants will interact with a thinking partner and put the framework into practice to reinforce the concepts.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Weikum

Andrea Weikum

Library Media Specialist, Bismarck Public Schools


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway FG - 2nd

10:30am

Ditching the Red Pen - Better Feedback Using Digital Tools
There are a multitude of ways that we can provide better feedback to students to help them improve and grow as learners. From the features of Google Docs to alternative forms of feedback using voice or video, teachers can provide better help to students as part of the learning process. Participants will be introduced and will experience various tools and methods that they can take back to the their classroom to improve feedback and instruction to students.

Speakers
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 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway A - 2nd

10:30am

Elevating Education via Google!
In this session, educators will be able to explore the power of using G Suite / Google Apps to enhance and elevate learning in the classroom. Hear how a classroom teacher and media specialist work together to use Google for student choice, collaboration and as a way to check for understanding. Get tips and tricks on how to differentiate and tie in ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies standards while using Google!

Speakers
avatar for Lacey Rotier

Lacey Rotier

Media Specialist, Northport Elementary, Robbinsdale Area Schools
I am the library media specialist at Northport Elementary in Brooklyn Center, MN. I am passionate about meaningful collaboration with classroom teachers that enhances learning experiences for students. Sometimes this means integrating technology in a way that provides a quality learning... Read More →
avatar for Keri Strusz

Keri Strusz

Teacher, Robbsindale Area Schools - Neill Elementary
I am a 4th Grade Teacher in the Robbinsdale Area Schools and have been teaching for seven years. I have a passion for Culturally Responsive Teaching, Educational Equity, Art and Technology Integration. In 2017 I graduated with my Master of Arts Degree with a Culturally Responsive... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Great Lakes Ballroom A1 - 4th

10:30am

Get SMARTer
About 10 years ago, SMART was the biggest trend in education. Many classrooms have interactive whiteboards hanging in their rooms and many more classrooms are experiencing them for the first time. While the philosophy behind the SMART Board and Notebook hasn't changed, our familiarity and end use of SMART been put on the back burner. In this session, we will revisit the things that made SMART a powerful classroom tool and look at some of the new tools that SMART has implemented to keep them current in education.

Speakers
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Troy Reynolds

Bagley ISD 162


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway J - 2nd

10:30am

Global Collaborative Project: Sustainable Development Goals
This Sustainable Development Goal Collaboration​​ involved four schools in different parts of the world. Participants will learn how the SDGs relate directly to curriculum and understand how to connect at different levels with schools globally, Come learn about the technology that support deeper connections to partner schools.

Speakers
avatar for Donna Roman

Donna Roman

Director of Innovation, True North Education Network


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Lakeshore B - 1st

10:30am

Google for Education Technical Collaborative Showcase
Calling all G Suite Admins! Join your technical colleagues for a session of all things G Suite Admin Console. We will discuss impactful updates and changes to Google for Education before diving deeper into key topics. Finishing up with round-table discussions of common challenges facing G Suite administrators in education. Melissa Benson is a certified GSuite expert with Amplified IT.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Benson

Melissa Benson

Google for Education Consultant, Amplified IT
A G Suite Certified Administrator with over 10 years of hands-on experience in the G Suite Admin Console within K-12 schools. Melissa brings insights from working within K-12 school districts and now at Amplified IT as a Google for Education Consultant, she continues to help schools... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway DE - 2nd

10:30am

ISTE Edtech Coaches Network Membership Meeting
This is a local membership meeting of the ISTE Edtech Coaches Network. We welcome Edtech Coaches of all experience levels to join us as we gather to form connections and share ideas that will benefit you, your colleagues, and your students throughout the entire year.

Speakers
avatar for Jodi Burling

Jodi Burling

Technology Integration Specialist, Princeton Public Schools
Former classroom teacher turned district tech integration specialist who is passionate about all things EdTech and collaborating with educators. Known to our youngest students as the Lego Lady, making learning fun and engaging for kids and adults is a priority.


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Minnehaha - 2nd

10:30am

Lights, Camera, Creation!: The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival
The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is an exciting annual video contest in which student filmmakers make short movies that creatively tell the entire stories of Newbery-winning books. Making the film is a fun and creative 21st century educational exercise and incorporates elements of literacy and language arts. Kids cooperatively adapt, storyboard, produce, direct, act, film and edit their movies. Festival founder and author, James Kennedy, shows Minnesota entries alongside national entries, and honors student filmmakers at a screening each winter. Learn more about this project and how you can incorporate it into your curriculum. More information can be found at 90secondnewbery.com.

Speakers
avatar for Leah Larson

Leah Larson

LSTA Grant Coordinator, State Library Services, Minnesota Department of Education
After being a school media specialist for 10 years, I recently transitioned to a position at the department of education. I am passionate about young adult literature, professional development around racial equity and intersecting literacies. In my free time, I enjoy travel, spending... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway HI - 2nd

10:30am

Locally-brewed EdTech Tools: Edji, Flipgrid, Insert Learning
After this session, you will leave feeling some Minnesota pride! In the land of 10,000 Lakes, we have a number of great companies making unique products. During this session, participants get a chance to learn about and explore three MN-created Edtech tools: Flipgrid, Edji, and Insert Learning. We will learn strategies for how these tools can be used to enhance close reading, formative assessment, and student reflection.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Hills

Eric Hills

Digital Learning Coach, Shakopee Public Schools
avatar for Doug Keddie

Doug Keddie

Digital Learning Coach, Shakopee Public Schools


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Lake Superior B - 5th

10:30am

Make it a 21st Century Day! Organize a Student-Centered Summit
Who do you wish could attend ISTE or the TIES Conference from your district? If you thought: students and teachers - why not bring these conferences to them? Attend this session to discover how Pine City Schools organized a student led, school-wide annual Technology Summit, and hear from students how this experience impacted their learning.

Speakers
avatar for Dihanna Fedder

Dihanna Fedder

District Technology Integrationist, Pine City
Dihanna is a mother of two sons and one four-legged genius. Dihanna is a new grandmother and will happily share pictures of her beautiful grandchildren! She taught Spanish for 26 years and holds a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on technology from the University... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Great Lakes Ballroom C - 4th

10:30am

Oh the “Passabilities”, e-hallpass - Hallpasses Gone Digital!
Hall passes the way they should be! Using ehallpass, students create requests on their device. The pass dashboard shows who is in the hall and for how long, boosting security and accountability for the school building. Set pass limits, create appointment passes, search pass history, and much more. This will be a live interactive demonstration of the ehallpass software. Find more information on e-hallpass at e-hallpass.com.

Speakers
avatar for e-hallpass by Eduspire  Solutions

e-hallpass by Eduspire Solutions

Booth 24, e-hallpass (Eduspire Solutions)
Booth 834The Total Digital Hallpass Solution - Students create requests on their device. Dashboard displays who is in the hall, boosting security and accountability. Limit the number of passes a student may have. Create on-demand or future passes with Appointment Pass. View pass history... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
St. Croix - 2nd

10:30am

Pear Deck and Google Slides: The Perfect Pear
What if you could engage every student in your class, every day? Pear Deck lets you bring presentations to life with formative assessments and interactive questions. Designed for 1:1 classrooms, Pear Deck takes presentations to the next level, letting you see in real time how each student in your class is doing.

Speakers

Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Calhoun - 4th

10:30am

Place Matters! Active Learning in the Classroom
Join us on our quest for inspiring learning experiences as we learn, discuss and dream about environments that provide teachers and learners with tools they need to succeed in the 21st century.
 
Teachers recognize that students need choice and control over how they work at that the ability to choose is becoming more and more important to how students engage and succeed in school. At the same time, today’s teacher’s lessons require more flexible learning environments to allow for various activities, groupings and classroom structures throughout each hour of the day. However, many of us are still teaching in environments designed for traditional, passive and outmoded teaching methods can hinder the adoption of active learning. Come discover compelling research that demonstrates the benefits of active learning classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Juli Olson

Juli Olson

K-12 and Higher Education Workplace Consultant, Atmosphere Commercial Interiors
I spent over 25 years in educational environments starting as a classroom teacher and then curriculum developer before teaching Technology. Eventually I became a Technology Integration Specialist, then IT Director and school administrator. I'm currently enjoying a career helping schools... Read More →
avatar for Steelcase Education and General Office Products

Steelcase Education and General Office Products

Thank you to Steelcase and General Office Products for teaming up to sponsor the Thursday night social at Omni Brewing!


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Harriet - 4th

10:30am

Top Tech Tools for Administrators
Experts recommend that administrators model effective use of technology in their work if they expect teachers and students to use it for teaching and learning. This low-risk, high-impact interactive session focuses on free or low-cost tech tools that will allow administrators to be more efficient, productive, and engaging while implementing best educational practices. This fast-paced session will cover multiple resources that leaders can begin using in their districts as soon as tomorrow.

Speakers
avatar for Kelsey Johnson

Kelsey Johnson

Assistant Principal, Roseau High School
I am the High School Assistant Principal & Community Education Director for the Roseau School District. Prior to my administrative role, I served as an elementary classroom teacher and secondary technology integration specialist for the Thief River Falls School District. I am passionate... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Great Lakes Ballroom A3 - 4th

10:30am

Usage Analytics & Single Sign On: Perspectives from Leadership
Without a doubt, there is a relentless move to online curricular and productivity resources. Yet, as the field of resources widens faster and faster, when we look for help, it seems device selection continues to dominate the dialog. Where is the discussion on efficacy? Over 15 years after the US DOE What Works Clearinghouse and even more since Data-Driven Decision Making and the conversation of ‘knowing what tools have what impact’ is, for most school districts, the question of measuring the success of technology implementation is murkier than ever.


Speakers
avatar for Lyle Dadian

Lyle Dadian

Director of Instructional Technology, ClassLink
Introducing ClassLinkClassLink solves the problem of too many passwords, and too many files scattered about. It’s a one click single sign-on solution that gives students access to everything they need to learn, anywhere, with just one password. Accessible from any device, ClassLink... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Nokomis - 4th

10:30am

Using the TechScaffold Platform to Select Apps for Instruction
We describe use of the Techscaffold.com, a tool to help teachers make decisions for selecting relevant apps to foster learning according to three components. In Apps: teachers select apps from database of a thousand apps based on formulating objectives, subject, grade level, expertise required, platform, and costs. In Community, teachers share user ratings of and recommendations for certain apps based on different criteria. In Projects: users upload projects illustrating use of apps in the classroom.The platform can be tailored for the needs of particular schools or university methods courses. Particpants will leave with a good understanding of Techscaffold.com and how to effectively select apps for working with students.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Beach

Richard Beach

Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota
Research interests: literacy practices and identity construction; uses of digital literacies, particularly iPad app affordances; teaching secondary literature/writing; literacy practices and CCSS implementation


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Minnetonka - 4th

10:30am

Virtual Reality. What the heck is it. Where can I find it and can I create it?
This class will take you bottom to top (hope you enjoyed the pun) of Virtual Reality. We will discuss what it is, why it works and what you need to get going on both exploring and creating your VR. We will also explore the different types of VR and VR headsets available. We will then take a "heads" on look at some of the most impactful VR applications available and finish with an overview on how VR is making real world impacts well.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Chief Geek, Fisher Technologies Incorporated
I am a geek that likes to speak!Fisher Technologies Incorporated specializes in K-12 Educational Technology conference and event presentation services as well as on site and online professional development.


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Nicollet A - 1st

10:30am

What’s New from Apple Education - Teaching and Learning
Hear from Apple about the latest education features in iOS and macOS. Explore classroom workflows and resources as you learn how to leverage the power of built-in features, creativity and productivity apps, and collaboration tools. You’ll also explore the Classroom and Schoolwork apps—powerful teaching assistants that help you get the most from your students’ use of technology.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Molesky

Jason Molesky

Development Executive, Apple


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Skyway - 2nd

10:30am

#classroombookaday
#classroombookaday was inspired by The Book Whisperer Donalyn Miller's #bookaday challenge. The goal of the challenge is to create a passion for reading by sharing a picture book every day of the school year, to students at ANY grade or ability level in order to foster a community, love of reading. More information on the #bookaday challenge can be found at https://bookwhisperer.com/.

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Alme

Samantha Alme

4-6th ELA Teacher, Lancaster School


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 3 - 4th

10:30am

Cultivating School Community Partnerships from the Media Center
School library media specialists are a key foundation to effective teaching and learning in every school because they foster partnerships with classroom teachers, understand project design, and can help both students and teachers be discerning users of information. School library media specialists need to be "Future Ready Librarians." In this session, participants will learn would like to share what these Future Ready school library media specialists are doing to cultivate partnerships within our school, local community and public libraries to promote engagement for our learners.

Speakers
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Colleen Small

Minnetonka Public Schools


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 2 - 4th

10:30am

Genius Hour - Student Driven Learning
Genius hour puts students in the driver's seat as they pursue their learning passions. Come join me as I share my experiences implementing Genius Hour in my classroom this past year. I will share tips, lessons learned, and some key tools I have used to make to make Genius Hour successful in my classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Zack Kruger

Zack Kruger

5th Grade Teacher, Owatonna Public Schools
Dad | Husband | 5th Grade T | Disruptor | Google Certified Trainer and Educator | SMART Certified Trainer | Consultant | Runner | Maker


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 4 - 4th

10:30am

LA Bell Ringers + Nearpod = Learning Party!
Come learn how we turned language arts bell ringer activities in to fun, engaging, informative learning parties. We’ll share some creative writing prompts and the educational technologies we’ve use to get our students excited about coming to class and sharing their writing with others.

Speakers
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Erin Thompson

7th Grade LA, Sauk Rapids Rice Middle School


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 5 - 4th

10:30am

Seesaw: Now, Then, and Forever
Seesaw: The Learning Journal empowers students at all grade levels to highlight what they are learning in school. Students capture their learning with photos, videos, drawings, voice, and digital creations to show their growth and successes in speaking, listening, reading and writing in any subject area. In this session, teachers will learn how to help students create their own digital portfolios with a special emphasis on flipped learning, assessment for learning, new updates, and how teachers can deliver technology-integrated products for differentiated learning.

Speakers
RG

Robert Garcia

Teacher, Greenvale Park
TK

Tiffany Kortbein

Baraboo School District


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 1 - 4th

10:30am

Social LEADia Breakout EDU
Experience some the themes in Social LEADia while playing the fun and challenging Breakout launched at TIES! We will also look the new student creation features on the Breakout Platform.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Casa Todd

Jennifer Casa Todd

Teacher-Librarian, Social LEADia
Jennifer is a Teacher-Librarian in Aurora, Ontario Canada, and author of the book, Social LEADia: Moving Students from Digital Citizenship to Digital Leadership, published by Dave Burgess Consulting. Before this, she spent six years at the District level as a Program Resource Teacher... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:40am
Isles - 4th

10:30am

Best Practices for Course Management Systems in the Middle School
Teaching, learning, and parenting a student in an online course are distinctly different experiences. Learn the top five most important things for working with middle school students using a learning management system like Schoology.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Krajicek

Stephanie Krajicek

Librarian, St Paul Public Schools


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:40am
Poster Table 6 - 4th

10:30am

Apple Playground
Come connect with Apple in the playground! Explore Spheros, Dash, MeeBots, and more with our Everyone Can Code program.

Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Mirage - 2nd

10:30am

Forest Lake Tech Team
Speakers
avatar for Lee Anne Brockman

Lee Anne Brockman

Media & Technology Specialist, Forest Lake Area High School
I've taught chemistry and physics. I spent 14 years as a full time technology integrationist, and I am currently working as both a media and technology specialist. I teach our building's student tech team. This is a small (14) group of students who serve the building staff and students... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Mirage - 2nd

10:30am

Genius Squad Student Tech Teams
Come chat with Genius Squad students and learn about how student tech teams support their teachers and classmates  with 1:1 iPad issues. Students will share recruiting strategies, curriculum resources, help desk protocols, activities, growing student leadership, coding, digital citizenship, and student-led technology showcases.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Turnbull

Chris Turnbull

Personalized Learning Specialist, Saint Paul Public Schools
Chris is an Apple Distinguished Educator and has been a district level technology integration and personalized learning specialist for the past 17 years, exploring various forms of flipped professional development & supporting iPads as a learning and teaching tool in 1:1 PreK-12 classrooms... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Mirage - 2nd

10:30am

Hopkins West Junior High Tech Team
Speakers
BJ

Becky Jacobson

Science Teacher, Digital Learning Coach


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Mirage - 2nd

10:30am

How Student Tech Teams Transform Integration
Student Technology Leaders in our district have a huge impact on technology integration at all levels. Students on the Student Tech Team (STT) organize events, volunteer in classrooms, and support teachers as they learn new apps and web tools. Come see how our system works and learn about some of our favorite tools from the students themselves!

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Bingenheimer

Ashley Bingenheimer

Technology Integration Specialist, River Falls School District
Ashley has been a Technology Integration Specialist since 2016. She works with teachers and students in grades K-12 to ensure technology integration in the classroom is meaningful and engaging. Prior to working in Ed Tech, Ashley was an upper elementary teacher and an Elementary Math... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Mirage - 2nd

10:30am

Penguins Provide: Students Using Linux to Help Others
The Asian Penguins use Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) to create new learning opportunities for our students and close our school community's Digital Divide. The Asian Penguins, our school's award-winning technology club, learn to use Linux to recycle old computers. These computers are given to needy families FREE OF CHARGE to make sure all of our young scholars have working technology in their homes. The Asian Penguins have been the subject of over 30 news articles talking about how we used Open Source to change our school. Stop by and learn how you can change your school, too!

Speakers
SK

Stuart Keroff

Community School of Excellence


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Mirage - 2nd

10:30am

Students Leading Chromebook Repair
Schools in 1:1 programs find themselves having to manage and maintain resources, but the greatest resource, the student, is often overlooked. We're empowering students to be leaders, follow their passions and find connections through Westonka Technology Interns (WTI). WTI students repair the 1,800 Chromebooks in the district’s 1:1 initiative.

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 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Mirage - 2nd

10:30am

The Hub Club Presents...
The Hub Club is a student group at Minnetonka Middle School East and West. The club is organized into modules that last about 4 weeks long. During this playground you will hear from and play with student creations in the areas of--Cardboard Creations, a module that allowed students to build their very own arcade game using at least 75% cardboard & Sphero Mini-Golf, where students designed a mini-golf hole and then used code to get their Sphero in the hole. Thank you for giving these students an authentic audience and a little "extra" motivation.  

Speakers
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Lisa Reed

Minnetonka Public Schools


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Mirage - 2nd

11:45am

Apple Playground
Come connect with Apple in the playground! Explore Spheros, Dash, MeeBots, and more with our Everyone Can Code program.

Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:30pm
Mirage - 2nd

11:45am

Forest Lake Tech Team
Speakers
avatar for Lee Anne Brockman

Lee Anne Brockman

Media & Technology Specialist, Forest Lake Area High School
I've taught chemistry and physics. I spent 14 years as a full time technology integrationist, and I am currently working as both a media and technology specialist. I teach our building's student tech team. This is a small (14) group of students who serve the building staff and students... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:30pm
Mirage - 2nd

11:45am

Genius Squad Student Tech Teams
Come chat with Genius Squad students and learn about how student tech teams support their teachers and classmates  with 1:1 iPad issues. Students will share recruiting strategies, curriculum resources, help desk protocols, activities, growing student leadership, coding, digital citizenship, and student-led technology showcases.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Turnbull

Chris Turnbull

Personalized Learning Specialist, Saint Paul Public Schools
Chris is an Apple Distinguished Educator and has been a district level technology integration and personalized learning specialist for the past 17 years, exploring various forms of flipped professional development & supporting iPads as a learning and teaching tool in 1:1 PreK-12 classrooms... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:30pm
Mirage - 2nd

11:45am

Hopkins West Junior High Tech Team
Speakers
BJ

Becky Jacobson

Science Teacher, Digital Learning Coach


Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:30pm
Mirage - 2nd

11:45am

How Student Tech Teams Transform Integration
Student Technology Leaders in our district have a huge impact on technology integration at all levels. Students on the Student Tech Team (STT) organize events, volunteer in classrooms, and support teachers as they learn new apps and web tools. Come see how our system works and learn about some of our favorite tools from the students themselves!

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Bingenheimer

Ashley Bingenheimer

Technology Integration Specialist, River Falls School District
Ashley has been a Technology Integration Specialist since 2016. She works with teachers and students in grades K-12 to ensure technology integration in the classroom is meaningful and engaging. Prior to working in Ed Tech, Ashley was an upper elementary teacher and an Elementary Math... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:30pm
Mirage - 2nd

11:45am

Penguins Provide: Students Using Linux to Help Others
The Asian Penguins use Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) to create new learning opportunities for our students and close our school community's Digital Divide. The Asian Penguins, our school's award-winning technology club, learn to use Linux to recycle old computers. These computers are given to needy families FREE OF CHARGE to make sure all of our young scholars have working technology in their homes. The Asian Penguins have been the subject of over 30 news articles talking about how we used Open Source to change our school. Stop by and learn how you can change your school, too!

Speakers
SK

Stuart Keroff

Community School of Excellence


Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:30pm
Mirage - 2nd

11:45am

Students Leading Chromebook Repair
Schools in 1:1 programs find themselves having to manage and maintain resources, but the greatest resource, the student, is often overlooked. We're empowering students to be leaders, follow their passions and find connections through Westonka Technology Interns (WTI). WTI students repair the 1,800 Chromebooks in the district’s 1:1 initiative.

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 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:30pm
Mirage - 2nd

11:45am

The Hub Club Presents...
The Hub Club is a student group at Minnetonka Middle School East and West. The club is organized into modules that last about 4 weeks long. During this playground you will hear from and play with student creations in the areas of--Cardboard Creations, a module that allowed students to build their very own arcade game using at least 75% cardboard & Sphero Mini-Golf, where students designed a mini-golf hole and then used code to get their Sphero in the hole. Thank you for giving these students an authentic audience and a little "extra" motivation.  

Speakers
LR

Lisa Reed

Minnetonka Public Schools


Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:30pm
Mirage - 2nd

11:45am

I'm Green, you're Green, we're all Green and Mainstream
Get a big green sheet of paper or fabric and start filming. Green screens allow students to use their imagination and get creative with video in any grade.Green screen video applications make green screen production easy so everyone can be successful with a green screen regardless of experience with creating videos. Some of the green screen apps we will share are Green Screen by Do Ink and Touchcast. Visit us and learn how to make videos and digital presentations with students of all ages and ability levels.

Speakers
RG

Robert Garcia

Teacher, Greenvale Park
TK

Tiffany Kortbein

Baraboo School District


Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:30pm
Poster Table 6 - 4th

11:45am

Promethean Escape Room
The Promethean Escape Room experience challenges attendees with a series of puzzles and riddles that must be solved in order to escape. The goal? Escaping the room before time runs out. The escape room experience helps students build essential collaboration and critical thinking skills. Attendees can expect to work as a group to solve puzzles on Promethean’s immersive classroom solutions, including the ActivPanel, ActivConnect and ClassFlow. The Promethean Escape room is limited to 12 attendees per session.
Register NOW at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044aa9a623a5fc1-promethean14

Speakers
avatar for David Lewis

David Lewis

Connecting Point Computer Center
Our mission is to drive change through technology by proactively pursuing the best customer experience. We aim to deliver innovative products and services that enable schools to do more every day.We founded Connecting Point back in 1979 on the belief that technology would change the... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Executive Boardroom - 4th

11:45am

A Class Infused with Questions
Empowering students to ask their own questions can be game changing in the classroom . This one small shift can help our students become better thinkers and problem-solvers. In this session, you will learn a powerful Question Formulation Technique for helping students become better questioners, metacognitive learners and become more engaged in their own learning.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Clark

Holly Clark

Director of Innovative Learning, Oakhill Academy
Holly Clark is The Director of Innovative Learning at a school outside of San Diego, California. She is a Google Certified Innovator, National Board Certified Teacher, and holds an MA in Technology in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has been working with... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Nicollet D - 1st

11:45am

A Digital Immersion Experience
Experience the digitally-enhanced classroom where best practices in digital learning and teaching are modeled. This middle grades / secondary ELA content-specific immersion lesson provides both digital learning experiences and a transparent walkthrough of how student-centered technologically-enhanced lessons are created. The session will conclude with reflective discussions about the learning, successes, and challenges of this experience.

Speakers
avatar for Abbey Futrell

Abbey Futrell

Assistant Superintendent, Edgecombe County Public Schools
Abbey Futrell is currently the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for Edgecombe County Public Schools located in North Carolina.  Prior to deciding to follow her heart back to a school district, she served as a Digital Innovation Coach with the Professional Learning... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Northstar Ballroom B - 2nd

11:45am

Developing critical literacies: What students need to know about “fake news”
In our “post-truth” era, fact and fiction can be difficult to distinguish, and fake news and misinformation spread rapidly and with ease. In this new reality, education plays a more urgent and important role than ever before: as educators, we must equip today’s youth with the skills and competencies they will need to critically and responsibly navigate the world. In this presentation, participants will be provided with an in-depth look at the “fake news” phenomenon and will be introduced to a variety of tools, resources, and strategies for helping students to become critically literate learners and citizens.

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Alec Couros

University of Regina


Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Nicollet BC - 1st

11:45am

Learning for others: Problem-Based Learning Begins with Empathy
Want to tear the ceiling off of engagement in your classroom or school? Place empathy at the center of students’ learning experiences and watch creativity and engagement soar. Come learn about the conditions necessary for engaging students in purposeful, problem and product based learning, within a single classroom or throughout an entire school. Leave understanding how, through learning with empathy, schools can develop world class makers capable of designing products and solutions tailored to those who need them most.

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Rob Reetz

Principal, Edgewood Middle School


Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Northstar Ballroom A - 2nd

11:45am

A Journey Into Virtual Reality
This presentation will give information on the process of researching, writing and receiving a technology innovation grant. We received the grant and purchased all the necessary components for two complete classroom sets of Virtual Reality headsets (one set for the elementary school and one for the middle school). We will share the process to provide pertinent information on our research, the grant writing process, setting up and beginning use of the virtual headsets with students.

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Lisa Huninghake

Library Media Specialist, Wilshire Park Elementary School
Teacher for 35 years: First, third, fourth, and fifth grades. School librarian for the past four years. Bachelor's degree in Education. Masters degrees in Educational Leadership and Library Media Specialist licensure. Intensive experience, expertise, and love of language arts and... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Lakeshore C - 1st

11:45am

A Vulnerable Administrator: Modeling Connected Learning
Do you find the ISTE Standards for Education Leaders a little intimidating? In this session I will share how I decided to stop thinking that I “didn’t get technology” and became an administrator with a strong desire to become a connected learner. To do so required humility, a willingness to be vulnerable, an empowering technology coach, and persistence.Today, I am not ready to say that I am a digital leader, but I am ready to say that I am a connected learner. Oh, and I am no longer intimidated by those ISTE Standards for Education Leaders. If you are interested in what I learned about connected learning, come to this session and hear my story.

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Molly Hollenbeck

Eden Prairie High School Associate Principal, Eden Prairie High School
Creating conditions to empower teacher leadersAdministrator modeling best practices within SchoologyEquity-centered teamwork (PLCs), data systems, and tech platformsDismantling labels in educationEstablishing a GVC and aligning work to student outcomes


Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Lakeshore B - 1st

11:45am

Bring Student Voice to Life with Books on iPad
In this session, Apple Distinguished Educators share how students from primary to secondary grades use new features in Pages and Apple Pencil on iPad to express themselves through writing, drawing, and more. From memoirs to reports, student voice and ideas come to life through the creative process of authoring a book.

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Bri Buckbuck4025@isd194.org

Digital Learning Coordinator, ISD 194 Lakeville


Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Skyway - 2nd

11:45am

Connecting Students to Their Future (Technology) Career
Educators prepare their students for life, specifically their career after graduation. But are we listening to employers to hear about what they look for and want in employees today? This session will address what employers want in new employees, specifically in the technology field. It will also provide avenues to help students gain the needed skills.

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Bonnie Vagasky

Vice President, Educational Programs, BestPrep


Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Greenway A - 2nd

11:45am

Content Creation. Best Apps and Sites for Teachers and Students.
Interested in learning more about how to help your students create content in a variety of ways? This presentation will give you solutions and pointers you can use immediately to guide your students in content creation. Learn to use tools such as augmented reality, videos, digital storytelling, and more. Help each child find his/her voice and give them a platform to tell their story.

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Leslie Fisher

Chief Geek, Fisher Technologies Incorporated
I am a geek that likes to speak!Fisher Technologies Incorporated specializes in K-12 Educational Technology conference and event presentation services as well as on site and online professional development.


Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Nicollet A - 1st

11:45am

Digital Age Mentoring
This session will outline how Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District set up an online course for mentoring all new staff. We will offer support for other districts interested in creating a similar system, discuss moving our mentoring system from paper to on-line, describe how we worked with district colleagues to ensure we were following district policies and practice, and demonstrate the process we went through as a team. We will provide resources, suggestions, and advice to session attendees that would assist in creating similar systems in their districts.

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Karen Chase

Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District


Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Greenway DE - 2nd

11:45am

Do the (Copy)Right Thing
Engage your students and community (legally) with the magic of movies. Movie Licensing USA provides K12 schools with the legal permission to show Hollywood movies in their classrooms. With the growing use of digital content in the classroom, it’s important to understand when showing a movie crosses into the domain of a public performance. Learn the in’s and out’s of copyright and how it applies to your school’s movie usage. Schools can raise funds and host community events all while remaining in compliance. We’ll show you how!

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Corey Goellner

Movie Licensing USA


Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Greenway BC - 2nd

11:45am

Empowering Professionally Driven Educators Through PersonalizedPD
Empowering student learners starts with empowering adult learners. Discover a model of personalized professional development that is focused on three principles: Growth Mindset, Intrinsic Motivation, and Sustainable Autonomy. Through the Professionally Driven model, ALL educators can begin to redefine the letters PD from a "thing we do" to the best version of our educator-selves - Professionally Driven.

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avatar for Jarod Bormann

Jarod Bormann

Learning Designer, Professionally Driven LLC
Get to know me - https://www.professionallydriven.com/author


Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A3 - 4th

11:45am

How Tangible Play Changes the Tech Landscape in Classrooms
In the world of 1:1 initiatives and digital devices, students crave tangible experiences. Find out how classrooms across the state and nation are embracing a hands on tool that has turned into a teacher favorite - Osmo. This session will cover some incredible updates along with the newest learning app that is putting a whole new spin on social studies. If you have not yet incorporated Osmo in your suite of learning tools, come learn about all the activities there are to engage students and showcase their learning. Presenter Dave Blanchard is an official @PlayOsmo Ambassador and expert in the many uses of Osmo for learning.

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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 →


Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Regency - 2nd

11:45am

K-2 Tech and STEM Infused Centers
If we want to successfully encourage students to be enthused by STEM subjects and consider STEM careers for the future, encouragement for these subjects needs to begin when they are young. Design a technology and STEM-infused center rotation that connects to current learning for your K-2 students. Boost student accountability, increase student agency, and assess your independent stations, all while you work with a small group. In this session we will explore the possibility of incorporating tools like Google Classroom, Seesaw, and more. Take away some great ideas for including more content-connected STEM and teambuilding into your rotations. Access to 10+ tablets or laptops in the classroom is recommended for successful implementation of our ideas.

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avatar for Sarah Armstrong

Sarah Armstrong

Hayes Elementary Kindergarten Teacher, Fridley Public Schools


Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A2 - 4th

11:45am

Makerspace 102
By now you have probably heard of makerspaces, but maybe would like some guidance and support on next steps. Or maybe your school had a makerspace for a year or two and you are ready to dig deeper into the “How’s and Why’s” of strong and equitable maker education programs and projects? Join us as we dive into K-12 strategies from leading books, research, and personal experience. Whether you want to create, integrate or expand a maker program for a school, media center, or classroom; we will be sharing things to keep in mind to help get the most possible out of the space.

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avatar for Tom Cozzolino

Tom Cozzolino

Maker Space Facilitator, St. Paul Public Schools
avatar for Andrea Wilson Vazquez

Andrea Wilson Vazquez

Innovation Coach, Maker Educator, Program Director, Intermediate District 287 / Code Savvy


Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Lakeshore A - 1st

11:45am

Park-Based Learning - Using National Parks as Classrooms
Students learn best when given control of their own learning. This is the main idea behind Park Based Learning, which uses national parks as classrooms. This approach to teaching utilizes experiential learning and exploration to build curiosity through field experience in natural, cultural, and historic landscapes. This isn't always a possibility for schools and classes due to distance, time, and money, so we have developed many resources to help connect teachers and their students virtually. Come to this session and learn about our brand of project based learning and how to use technology and geo-inquiry to inspire students.

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avatar for James Fester

James Fester

Technology Integration Support Specialist / National Faculty BIE, Hill-Murray School
As a technology integration support specialist in St. Paul, James Fester is experienced at helping both students and teachers become more comfortable with the integration of new technology-based pedagogical approaches in the classroom. James is a Google Certified Educator, Trainer... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Greenway FG - 2nd

11:45am

Personalized Learning: the Future is Now
The future is now! With technology, we can transform our students’ learning environments and make learning motivating, powerful, and successful for all learners. When educators personalize learning, they set the stage for how students acquire information, organize content, and represent what they have learned. In this session, two middle school teachers will share their success with personalized learning in ELA, science, social studies, and math. Concrete examples will be given and our blueprint for success will be shared.

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avatar for Jeanne Halderson

Jeanne Halderson

Seventh Grade Teacher, Longfellow Middle School
Jeanne Halderson is a seventh grade teacher at Longfellow Middle School in La Crosse, Wisconsin, a 1:1 iPad school. She teaches ELA and social studies and strives to create an active learning atmosphere using proven literacy strategies, personalized learning, and an authentic and... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Harriet - 4th

11:45am

SSO and Rostering: Why Districts Are Going in a New Direction
Serving districts from 2,000 - 200,000 students, this session showcases the experiences that district leaders have had in scaling up technologies that drive access. As a result, presenters will give a first-hand account of what it's like to evaluate, implement, and manage a robust single sign-on, class-rostering, and analytics platform.

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avatar for Lyle Dadian

Lyle Dadian

Director of Instructional Technology, ClassLink
Introducing ClassLinkClassLink solves the problem of too many passwords, and too many files scattered about. It’s a one click single sign-on solution that gives students access to everything they need to learn, anywhere, with just one password. Accessible from any device, ClassLink... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Nokomis - 4th

11:45am

Student Centered Classroom Customizing For Student Needs
This presentation will focus on teaching participants how to customize a Literacy classroom to meet a variety of learning, social-emotional, and literacy needs through technology and activities such as scaffolding, station work, flex-grouping, choice boards, feedback experiences, student portfolios and student conferences, just to name a few.

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Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Greenway J - 2nd

11:45am

Tech Adventures in 3rd Grade - Led by Students
Come and learn how you can use Seesaw, Google and 3D printing in your classroom tomorrow! This presentation combined with hands on application will show you ways that you can use technology to engage students in meaningful activities that emphasize the 4Cs (collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity). The goal of this session is to provide easy ways that teachers can use the G Suite, Seesaw and 3D printing to provide more engaging, effective and differentiated instruction for the elementary classroom.

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avatar for Kelly Goodnature

Kelly Goodnature

ISD 199 Inver Grove Heights


Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
St. Croix - 2nd

11:45am

This American [CLASSROOM] Life: Podcasts in the Classroom
Podcasting is one of the fastest areas of growth in media and production. In fact, 40% of Americans have listened to a podcast in the last year. Yet, many students never listen to one for learning, much less create one. Podcasts are a great source for free fiction and nonfiction texts. We will explore how to use podcasts in the classroom and ideas for creating podcasts (student-created).

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avatar for Travis Rother

Travis Rother

Digital Learning Coach, District 112
I am a Digital Learning Coach (DIGIT), fresh off the heels of a 15-year engagement teaching English at Chanhassen High School. I am currently the Head Speech Coach at Chanhassen High School and the Director of Forensics for District 112. As a Digit, I service two different elementary... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Greenway HI - 2nd

11:45am

What do your students Know? Learner Evidence
Come join us for a showcase of ways students can demonstrate their knowledge through different resources. Walk away from this session with tools, resources, and strategies to provide additional voice and choice options for students to use. Resources will encompass various digital platforms not limited to any one particular type of device. Chrome apps/extensions and add-ons will be included to show how they can aide in the demonstration and collection of evidence.

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Jo Jacobson

Digital Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
Hello! My name is Jo Jacobson and I am a Digital Learning Coach (Technology Integration Specialist) for Eastern Carver County Schools in Chaska, Minnesota and a Google Certified Trainer. I work closely with teachers integrating, personalizing and blending technology and instruction... Read More →
avatar for Travis Rother

Travis Rother

Digital Learning Coach, District 112
I am a Digital Learning Coach (DIGIT), fresh off the heels of a 15-year engagement teaching English at Chanhassen High School. I am currently the Head Speech Coach at Chanhassen High School and the Director of Forensics for District 112. As a Digit, I service two different elementary... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Great Lakes Ballroom B - 4th

11:45am

Who Tells Your Story?
As teachers, we have an obligation to share the story of learning from the point of learning. There is no greater expert on the everyday excellence in schools than those who live and breathe it. It has never been easier, or more important, for educators and learners to share the true story of learning today. There are so many benefits to sharing stories of teaching and learning. Let's explore how we can amplify the greatness and show the world how incredible it is in school today.

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avatar for Andy Leiser

Andy Leiser

Elementary Integration Specialist, ISD200: Hastings Public Schools
I laugh. I learn. I teach. I play. A father, a husband, a teacher, and a tech enthusiast. I choose to focus on the guaranteed positives rather than the off-chance negatives and encourage educators to share the real story of education today. Who better to showcase all that is great... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Great Lakes Ballroom C - 4th

11:45am

Winhawk Live - Live Steam Events Anywhere
Learn how the Tech Nest brings school, district and community events LIVE to the residents of Winona. We will cover the equipment, software, and overall process we use to stream an event. Come ready to learn how to take your school LIVE! This session will be LIVE Streamed by the Tech Nest which can be viewed on the Winona Area Public Schools Facebook page. **Those that attend this session agree to be filmed while the session is LIVE streamed.

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avatar for Jeremy Graves

Jeremy Graves

Media/Technology Integrationist, Winona Area Public Schools
Media/Technology Integrationist | Social Studies Teacher | Father/Husband| WSHS Football DB Coach |Minnesota Sports Fan #RTB |** I lead the Winona Senior High School Tech Nest Team and volunteer on 3 non-profit boards Eagles Club 1243 as a Past President & current Trustee, Winona... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A1 - 4th

11:45am

Backward Planning and Digital Storytelling
We will talk about the use of backward design in planning out technology integration throughout a year-long curriculum. Presenters will highlight ways to do this with digital storytelling apps like Scratch Jr., Green Screen, Chatterpix, Sock Puppet, and Shadow Puppet.

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avatar for Katie Davis

Katie Davis

Digital Learning Coach, Shakopee Public Schools
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Natalie Weatherman

Shakopee Public Schools ISD 720


Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Poster Table 3 - 4th

11:45am

Collaborations & Connections
A critical skill for today's students is learning how to work together with people from all walks of life and backgrounds. Come learn about how we took two 5th grade classrooms from two different districts and created a project that connected students in meaningful ways. We set up a framework for them to work digitally across the city. Students used Google Docs, Flipgrid, Schoology and other tools to work together. We are now looking to expand our community this year to include more districts and classrooms.

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avatar for Megan Eberhart

Megan Eberhart

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Mankato Public Schools
My name is Meghan Eberhart and I currently work in Mankato, MN as the Instructional Technology Coordinator. We are 1:1 Chromebooks for 6-12 and 2:1 devices for K-5 with a mix of iPads and Chromebooks. Our staff uses iPad Pros, Google Pixel Slates, and Chromebooks for their mobile... Read More →
avatar for Allison Knoph

Allison Knoph

Edina Public Schools


Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Poster Table 4 - 4th

11:45am

Imagine the Possibilities: Using Book Creator in the Classroom
Imagine students archiving their learning at any grade level and in any content area. With Book Creator, the possibilities are endless. Book Creator is a versatile app available for Chrome and iOS that can be used across content areas and grade levels. This session will share five new creative ways to use Book Creator to engage students in their learning.

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avatar for Kari Gerhart

Kari Gerhart

Instructional Technology Specialist, Inver Grove Heights Schools


Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Poster Table 1 - 4th

11:45am

Mindful Technology for your class AND you!
Technology and mindfulness come together in this session where we highlight tools for both teachers and students. Apps, Chrome extensions & activities will be shared for learning different ways to bring mindfulness into your life as an educator and into the lives of your students.

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avatar for Tracey Joyce

Tracey Joyce

Coordinator of Educational Technology, Visitation School
A former classroom teacher & Media/Tech Integration Specialist, Tracey is currently working as Educational Technology Coordinator at Visitation School in Mendota Heights, MN. This is her 17th year of teaching.


Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Poster Table 5 - 4th

11:45am

Robotics in your school
How do you implement STEM in your district? Are STEM classes teacher, student and parent driven? Does the administration actively support and encourage STEM? Some K-12 schools have robotics teams and robotics classrooms. We will share how schools have successfully implemented Robotics into their schools and provide strategies your school can use to catch up if you're behind.

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Christine Bakke

Instructor, University of Minnesota, Crookston


Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Poster Table 2 - 4th

11:45am

Battling Algorithmic Evils: Metaphors be with you.
We often hear about "big data," and we know computer programs are used to influence elections, persuade us to buy stuff, and make our lives more convenient. In this hands on session, participants will work in teams to solve a problem with an algorithm. We will look at real world social injustices that are made worse by inappropriate use of algorithms for data interpretation. Participants will leave with an improved understanding of how computer science can be introduced in ways that engage girls and students of color.

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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 10, 2018 11:45am - 1:15pm
Minnetonka - 4th

11:45am

Connecting with students in an online world:Seesaw,Flipgrid,GAFE
Seesaw, Flipgrid, and Google Apps for Education (GSuite) are all tools that students use to share their learning, reflect, and connect with others in k-12 classrooms. In this session, I will share examples of how each of these tools can be used in the k-12 classroom, as well as sharing an array of resources for you to use in your classroom.

Participants will explore with hands on activities and have a chance to join the instructor's class and experience some of the lessons as a learner

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avatar for Katie Herrboldt

Katie Herrboldt

Technology Integrationist, St. Cloud Area School District 742
Ask me about Schoology, Gamification, student voice, and anything edtech!


Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 1:15pm
Lake Superior A - 5th

11:45am

Create & Innovate with Flipgrid
Hands on experience with using and implementing Flipgrid in innovative ways!

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Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 1:15pm
Calhoun - 4th

11:45am

Developing critical thinking skills online with Khan Academy
To develop critical thinking skills, students need practice explaining and justifying their ideas. They also need feedback beyond a grade; they need specific, actionable feedback to guide their revision and iteration.

Khan Academy has prototyped a critical thinking platform that offers students rapid peer feedback on open-ended writing activities. There’s still much to do, but now that our latest pilots have received glowing reviews from teachers and students, we’re thrilled to share our approach.

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Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 1:15pm
Minnehaha - 2nd

11:45am

Digital Peppergrams/Holograms: The Art and Science of Light
In this session, we will explore the use of digital peppergrams and holograms to help students explore the science of light and perception through the creation of images, video, and holographic art. This workshop is designed for participants who work with students who have a personal device in a BYOD setting and who are interested in integrating STEAM and media arts into their classroom. Jeremy Holien is Minnesota's Visual/Media Arts Education Specialist at the Perpich Center for the Arts.

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avatar for Jeremy Holien

Jeremy Holien

State Arts Education Specialist, Perpich Center for Arts Education
Jeremy Holien serves as the Visual and Media Arts Education Specialist for Minnesota’s Perpich Center for Arts Education, whose mission is to improve K–12 arts education for all Minnesota students and educators through innovative programs and partnerships centered in the arts... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 1:15pm
Lake Superior B - 5th

12:50pm

Promethean Escape Room
The Promethean Escape Room experience challenges attendees with a series of puzzles and riddles that must be solved in order to escape. The goal? Escaping the room before time runs out. The escape room experience helps students build essential collaboration and critical thinking skills. Attendees can expect to work as a group to solve puzzles on Promethean’s immersive classroom solutions, including the ActivPanel, ActivConnect and ClassFlow. The Promethean Escape room is limited to 12 attendees per session.
Register NOW at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044aa9a623a5fc1-promethean14

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avatar for David Lewis

David Lewis

Connecting Point Computer Center
Our mission is to drive change through technology by proactively pursuing the best customer experience. We aim to deliver innovative products and services that enable schools to do more every day.We founded Connecting Point back in 1979 on the belief that technology would change the... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Executive Boardroom - 4th

12:50pm

Divergent EDU
What is necessary in a district to really grow together into a climate and culture of innovation and support of divergent thinking? That is the million dollar question. In this session, I will discuss the Innovation Hierarchy of Needs and what all educators can do to establish the necessary components including creating a mindset, climate and culture, creating a common language, and effective support and leadership. Innovation is more than handing out devices. Let’s talk about how we can create the conditions to support teachers and students as they think of new and different ways to learn and grow!

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avatar for Mandy Froehlich

Mandy Froehlich

Author, Speaker, Consultant, #DivergentEDU
Mandy Froehlich passionately encourages educators to create innovative change in their classrooms. A former Director of Innovation and Technology, technology integrator, and teacher, she has experience at many levels of the organizational structure. Her interest lies in reinvigorating... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Nicollet BC - 1st

12:50pm

Empowering students to be digital leaders → The Power of Class accounts
Those of us who are connected educators, recognize the power of it. In this session, we will look at the various ways we can teach digital citizenship in context by having kids run a class social media account. We will look at best practices as well as inspiring ways to show your kids that social media can be used to learn & share learning, address social inequality, and be a more positive influence in the lives of others. Let’s stop focusing on what kids CAN’T do online and focus on what they CAN do and how they can make a difference in the world.

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avatar for Jennifer Casa Todd

Jennifer Casa Todd

Teacher-Librarian, Social LEADia
Jennifer is a Teacher-Librarian in Aurora, Ontario Canada, and author of the book, Social LEADia: Moving Students from Digital Citizenship to Digital Leadership, published by Dave Burgess Consulting. Before this, she spent six years at the District level as a Program Resource Teacher... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Great Lakes Ballroom C - 4th

12:50pm

Epic Engagement: Lesson Planning Through the Lens of Story
Storytelling is a deeply human way of making sense out of our experiences. Using the lens of story, we explore how teachers can set up “epic” classrooms. The best lessons are the ones with a high level of suspense and profound character development. As teachers, we can allow students to struggle through both internal and external conflict as they make sense out of themes rather than just ideas.

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avatar for John Spencer

John Spencer

Professor & Maker, George Fox University
John Spencer is a former middle school teacher and current college professor who is passionate about seeing kids reach their creative potential. He is the co-author of the bestselling books Launch and Empower. In 2013, he spoke at the White House, sharing a vision for how to empower... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Great Lakes Ballroom B - 4th

12:50pm

Principles of Inquiry Based Learning
For schools to truly be successful, they must first create a school culture that values the naturally inquisitive nature of their students. Schools need a framework and curriculum that allows students to explore what is relevant to them, all the while mastering the skills needed to thrive in academic environments and beyond. In an Inquiry School, no student ever asks, "why do we need to learn this?" because they set their own path towards acquiring knowledge. In this session we will review the principles of inquiry-based learning and discuss strategies and actions to bring it to live in your classroom. We will start with the most essential question, "why does our learning matter?"

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avatar for Jaime Casap

Jaime Casap

Global Education Evangelist, Google, Inc.
Jaime Casap is the Chief Education Evangelist at Google. Jaime evangelizes the potential of digitalization as an enabling capability in pursuit of promoting inquiry-based learning models. Jaime collaborates with school systems, educational organizations, and leaders focused on building... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Nicollet A - 1st

12:50pm

What Are Third Party Vendors Doing with Your Data
Teachers, students and education administrators use a wide range of third party vendors when delivering education services and accessing online curriculum resources. All of these vendors are collecting information from end users, so it is important to understand why they do that and what they are doing with that information. In this session Ryan Cloutier, Principal Security Architect, Sourcewell Technology, will share some key points about data sharing with third party vendors, what to watch for in user agreements, and how to be strategic about using these types of services when it comes to data privacy.

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avatar for Ryan Cloutier

Ryan Cloutier

Principal Security Architect, TIES


Monday December 10, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Greenway BC - 2nd

12:50pm

15 Classroom Creativity Activities with Adobe Spark
In this fast-paced session, attendees will learn how to navigate this easy-to-use AdobeSpark website and corresponding mobile apps, view examples and hear classroom stories, and try out the Spark creation tools on their own devices! The classroom creativity activities featured in this session range from K-12 and include all subject areas.

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avatar for Monica Burns

Monica Burns

EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Adobe Spark
Dr. Monica Burns is an EdTech and Curriculum consultant, author and former New York City public school teacher. She visits schools across the country to support PreK-20 teachers to make technology integration meaningful and sustainable. Monica’s website ClassTechTips.com helps educators... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Greenway HI - 2nd

12:50pm

Capture Real-Time Data on Every Device
CatchOn is a powerful administrative tool that provides district technology leaders with real-time data about app use, implementation fidelity, cost, and ROI. By capturing and sharing insights on which technologies are truly effective for schools, learning outcomes can be improved at a lower cost. Join our session to discover how school districts are leveraging CatchOn to see which apps are being used in their classrooms, discover new trending apps, and see 100 percent of user activity on all iOS, Mac, Windows, and Chrome devices.More information on CatchOn can be found at CatchOn.com.

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Monday December 10, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
St. Croix - 2nd

12:50pm

Crossing the Educational Borders
Our school successfully incorporated cross-level and cross-curriculum learning opportunities for our entire school district K-12. (Ex. 4th & 10th grades collaborate & create together.) Participants will gain ideas on how beneficial and easy it is to implement these learning activities in their school district or charter school.

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Alme

Samantha Alme

4-6th ELA Teacher, Lancaster School


Monday December 10, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Lakeshore A - 1st

12:50pm

Digital Tools to Support the 3 P's of Personalized Learning
Pathways, Profiles and Proficiency are core components of Personalized Learning. Come learn about the digital tools to support the shift to Personalized, Student Centered Learning.

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Monday December 10, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A3 - 4th

12:50pm

Engaging Students in ELA Standards with Pear Deck
Get evidence of learning from EVERY student with Pear Deck! This Google add-on allows you to get feedback from all learners during your lesson. Reteach on the spot if needed! Transform your current Google Slides presentations into formative assessments, student-centered activities, and interactive learning experiences! This presentation will highlight how to meet ELA standards in reading, writing, language, speaking, and media literacy while engaging students with Pear Deck. The paid version will be demonstrated, but there is a free version that still offers lots of features.

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Stevens

Jackie Stevens

Teacher/Staff Development, Mora Public Schools
Dr. Jackie Stevens is a seventh and ninth grade English teacher at Mora High School in Mora, MN. She also serves as an Instructional Coach and the district staff development chair. She is the knowledge bowl coach, student council advisor, and prom advisor. When her students were... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Lakeshore B - 1st

12:50pm

Flexible Seating - Designing an Effective Learning Space
Flexible seating is more than just Pinterest boards and fun chairs. Purposeful space design is key for learners to be successful, but there can be many challenges that arise along the way. Join me to hear about my experiences with flexible seating in my classroom this past year. I will share cost-friendly ways to redesign and acquire furniture for your room, along with practical strategies for designing your space with learning in mind. You will leave this session with practical ideas to begin redesigning your room and have some key strategies for dealing with obstacles which may arise.

Speakers
avatar for Zack Kruger

Zack Kruger

5th Grade Teacher, Owatonna Public Schools
Dad | Husband | 5th Grade T | Disruptor | Google Certified Trainer and Educator | SMART Certified Trainer | Consultant | Runner | Maker


Monday December 10, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Harriet - 4th

12:50pm

Get your Chrome On: Top Extensions & Apps For Your Classroom
Join Digital Learning Coaches from Eastern Carver County for a captivating session exploring Chrome extensions & apps, as well as how they can be used in the classroom to personalize student learning. ECCS is a one-one district with Chromebooks for Grades 1-12. We will demonstrate top extensions that we have found helpful to be used by both students and teachers to increase productivity, engagement, and create authentic learning opportunities. Extensions for every classroom including adaptive settings will be addressed with examples of how to use them.

Speakers
avatar for Jo Jacobson

Jo Jacobson

Digital Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
Hello! My name is Jo Jacobson and I am a Digital Learning Coach (Technology Integration Specialist) for Eastern Carver County Schools in Chaska, Minnesota and a Google Certified Trainer. I work closely with teachers integrating, personalizing and blending technology and instruction... Read More →
avatar for Tom Winn

Tom Winn

Digital Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
I am a Digital Learning Coach for Eastern Carver County Schools (ECCS) in Minnesota, directly supporting teachers with classroom technology integration and personalizing learning. Before my current role as Digital Learning Coach, I have served as a high school mathematics teacher... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Northstar Ballroom A - 2nd

12:50pm

Getting the most out of your Mac and iPad
Come and see some tips and tricks to get the most out of your iPad or Mac for both personal productivity and for teaching and learning.

Speakers
CA

Corey Anderson

Systems Engineer, Apple
Systems Engineer at Apple, Inc.
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Pete Markham

Systems Engineer, Apple


Monday December 10, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Skyway - 2nd

12:50pm

Hacking the Achievement Gap: 10 Schoology Tips
After three years of using Schoology, my co-presenter and I have gathered data and student feedback to determine best practices with this learning management system. We have created 10 tips that showcase those best practices and have data to support that each of these tips enhance/increase student learning. As an AVID-wide school, we also have a special interest in showcasing how we blend Schoology with AVID WICOR strategies.

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avatar for Kristina Aars

Kristina Aars

Teacher, ISD 191, Burnsville Senior High School
Kristina Aars has taught social studies at Burnsville High School for 19 years. She is a district Schoology coach; in that role she has been working to help teachers from all different technology backgrounds and content areas find ways to use Schoology to help their students achieve... Read More →
avatar for Colleen Coleman

Colleen Coleman

Teacher, ISD191
Colleen Coleman has taught social studies at Burnsville High School for 19 years. Her focus is in government and civic engagement; she has taken students to the state and national capitals and has students work on campaigns and serve as election judges. She has served an a teacher... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Regency - 2nd

12:50pm

Inspire Greatness Using Smart Learning Suite Online
Participants will learn about the innovative features of SMART Learning Suite Online (SLSO) such as Lab Activities, Workspaces, and Assessments. Participants will learn applications for independent and collaborative work using SLSO. Participants will have opportunities to engage with the content in a hands-on learning experience. Examples of lessons using SLSO will be shared.


Monday December 10, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Greenway J - 2nd

12:50pm

Integrating Technology in Culturally Relevant Education
Culturally relevant education empowers students to maintain their cultural integrity and identity while achieving academic success. By implementing technology in the classroom, students voice and choice are enhanced through real world relevant, authentic learning experiences. In this session, participants will learn more about the importance of culturally relevant pedagogy in diverse classrooms, and will obtain strategies for implementing iPad technology through various sample lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Susannah Harris

Susannah Harris

Director of Curriculum & Instruction, ANEW Black Arts Movement (BAM)
Susannah Harris is the Director of Curriculum and Professional Development for ANEW Black Arts Movement (ANEW BAM). She previously worked for Minneapolis Public Schools’ Elementary Literacy team where she coordinated district-wide community literacy projects and wrote cross-disciplinary... Read More →
avatar for Anastasia Hill

Anastasia Hill

Director of Marketing and Communication, ANEW BAM
How to integrate technology into culturally relevant education.


Monday December 10, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Greenway FG - 2nd

12:50pm

Successes and Failures: Our elementary STEM journey
What can STEM look like in your building? This session will cover applicable STEM subjects in elementary education, at varying price points, and multiple stake holder prospectives.

Speakers
PT

Patrick Thuente

Technology Integration Specialist, Crossroads Elementary, SPPS


Monday December 10, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A2 - 4th

12:50pm

Take a Drink from the Formative Assessment Firehose
There are so many different formative assessment tools online to choose from that it can seem impossible to make choices and get started. In this session, participants will learn some simple tools for the beginning, middle, and end of a lesson. Organize your thinking on formative assessment and walk away with at least one formative tool for each part of a lesson. Participants will have an opportunity to start to create something that can be used in their next class.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Schlangen

Paul Schlangen

Instructional Coach - Technology Integration, Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle School
I've been teaching for 9 years and have been a Technology Integrationist at Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle school for three years. Prior to becoming a Tech Integrationist, I taught 6th grade science at SRRMS. I'm a self-proclaimed teaching geek with a passion for finding new and innovative... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Northstar Ballroom B - 2nd

12:50pm

Tech Tools for the Math Classroom
Explore formative assessments tools to change the way you and your students communicate and collaborate mathematically.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Thompson

Amanda Thompson

Math Teacher, East Central Schools
Middle School Math Teacher, Middle School Tech Teacher, Technology Integration Specialist, Google Certified Educator Level 2


Monday December 10, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Greenway A - 2nd

12:50pm

Unexpected uses for your LMS (Learning Management System)
Learning Management Systems (Schoology, Canvas, Edmodo, Google Classroom, etc.) provide amazing opportunities for classroom teachers to move learning into an online or blended format. Learning Management Systems can also be used in so many others ways--from curriculum, to athletics, to mentorship. In this session, come learn how your Learning Management System can be leveraged to provide district-wide opportunities for connection and collaboration.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Bushman

Jenny Bushman

Director of Teaching and Learning, Sauk Rapids-Rice Public Schools
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 →


Monday December 10, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A1 - 4th

12:50pm

Use Google Forms and Sheets to manage student data
Have you ever wanted to track student data easily and effectively, but don't a background with formulas in Google Sheets? In this introductory workshop, participants will learn how to create a simple formula that will make your life easier and save you time! This session is directed at anyone who needs to gather information on students but examples used relate to teachers in the SPED world who work with behavior tracking.

Speakers
avatar for Lukas Gotto

Lukas Gotto

Tech Integrationist, Alexandria Public Schools
I am a 3rd year Tech Integrationist and work in the Alexandria Public School district. I am a Google Certified Trainer, Smart Certified Trainer, Schoology Ambassador, and #edtech presenter! I also get to work as an independent contractor for Tierney Brothers in the summer! Lastly... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Greenway DE - 2nd

12:50pm

Visit the World: No Permission Slips Needed
Join The Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) for a LIVE, interactive and hands-on Virtual Field Trip. Learn how you can bring these experience into your classroom. CILC provides links to a wide range of interactive experiences for students. Participants will learn how to use the CILC data base and connect their students beyond their local community.

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avatar for Tami Moehring

Tami Moehring

Content Provider Liaison, Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC)
Twitter: @veraweber


Monday December 10, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Lakeshore C - 1st

12:50pm

What If We're Wrong? Courageous Discussions in Tech Integration
Join me for a courageous Ted Ed style session where we look at research based methods and practices that actually work in educational technology, and what practices we need to abandon--fast. We will explore hardware, software, integration models, and pedagogical approaches that have been shown to be successful, and review those that have failed to help students learn. Our focus should be on what's best for kids. We will explore that exact topic in this session that pulls no punches and shows no favoritism.

Speakers
avatar for Cory Klinge

Cory Klinge

Director of Technology, Richfield Public Schools
Cory Klinge has 18 years of education and technology experience. He is the Director of Technology in Richfield, MN. Cory earned his MA at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire and is finishing his EdS license program at Concordia University in St Paul, MN. Cory is a former American... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Nicollet D - 1st

12:50pm

Common Sense in the World of Technology
It is difficult to sort out what is real and what is fake in our online world. Fakeaphoto, Tineye, and Pixomatic are a few applications assisting content manipulation. If we find it difficult to sort out what is fake from real, imagine how our students must feel! Common Sense Media is a nonprofit organization helping kids and teachers thrive in the world of media and technology. Learn about the free resources available to you to use with your learners. There will also be time to experience and explore recent updates to the K-12 Digital Citizenship lessons rolled out by Common Sense Media in 2018.

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avatar for Kate Tinguely

Kate Tinguely

K-5 Media Specialist, Jeffers Pond Elementary ISD 719
I have been in the business of educating kids for over 20 years. I am also a "connected" K-5 Library Media Specialist who blogs, pushes books and loves integrating tech with students and my 3 boys at home! Recently I became a Google Certified Educator, Seesaw and Common Sense Ambassador... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 4 - 4th

12:50pm

Google Slides (The Swiss Army Tool of GAFE)
G Suite has a lot great tools, but none more powerful than Google Slides. Slides has so many options for its use when you change the layout, hide items in the background, incorporate math lessons, apply language arts concepts, and much more. In this session you will kearn new ways to manipulate Google Slides so it becomes the tool you never knew you needed.

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Troy Reynolds

Bagley ISD 162


Monday December 10, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 1 - 4th

12:50pm

Incorporating Bee Bots and Code-a-pillars into a STEM project.
My 4th-6th graders developed a maze that each robot would need to complete. They used measuring concepts, spatial reasoning, and lots of trial and error to complete the maze. Students were fully engaged in this project. This was a group project that involved lots of teamwork, taking turns, sharing input and accepting failure. This project is perfect for students that are learning to persevere with a hard academic task and how to collaborate with others.

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Nikki Paquette

Northeast Metro 916


Monday December 10, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 3 - 4th

12:50pm

One size doesn't fit all
In this session, we will explore alternative learning options for our students through digital curriculum and on-line learning. Through a series of stories about students I've taught, my daughter and my own educational hiccups, participants will learn that one size doesn't fit all and schools have an obligation to provide multiple options for students and families to learn when the traditional brick & mortar classroom does not meet a child's needs.

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avatar for Matt Vangalis

Matt Vangalis

Consultant, FLVS
School sucked for me growing up. If we're going to be honest, I hated school until about my 10th grade year. Lots of reasons why, and I guess you could say the root cause was a troubled home life. I failed four of my six classes in 8th grade, missing more classes than I attended... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 5 - 4th

12:50pm

Using Spheros with Kindergarten
Come see how we used Spheros with kindergarteners to assess their learning in a new way. Learn how we set up the experience with kindergarten in mind so that students had fun while still learning and safely using equipment. There will be multiple videos/pictures of kindergartners using Spheros in the classroom, a list of MN state standard connections, and observations from the classroom teachers.

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avatar for Lacey Rotier

Lacey Rotier

Media Specialist, Northport Elementary, Robbinsdale Area Schools
I am the library media specialist at Northport Elementary in Brooklyn Center, MN. I am passionate about meaningful collaboration with classroom teachers that enhances learning experiences for students. Sometimes this means integrating technology in a way that provides a quality learning... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 2 - 4th

1:30pm

Apple Playground
Come connect with Apple in the playground! Explore Spheros, Dash, MeeBots, and more with our Everyone Can Code program.

Monday December 10, 2018 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Mirage - 2nd

1:30pm

Flipgrid Playground
Check out the latest and greatest from Flipgrid - try out recording something in our studio and play with Flipgrid!

Monday December 10, 2018 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Mirage - 2nd

1:30pm

Get the creative juices flowing with 3Doodler Pens
In this session teachers will learn how students can use 3Doodler pens to create 3D printed creations. The applications for this process are endless! Students can create their own characters and settings for a story, they can demonstrate mathematical understand, their creativity is their only barrier! Students can even use a stop motion app to bring those piece to life! 

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avatar for Austen Miller

Austen Miller

Technology Integrationist/Coordinator, Morris Area Public Schools
I have been an educator since 2008. I am currently in my second year as the Technology Integrationist/Coordinator for Morris Area Public Schools in Morris, MN. I am always looking for innovative ways to use tech in the classroom, and I get really pumped when I find something that's... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Mirage - 2nd

1:30pm

Make it Happen with MackinMaker
Making and tinkering are powerful and empowering ways to learn. If you give students the tools, time, and the space to work, they will do brilliant things.

Visit our makerspace playground and create, invent, tinker, and discover new things with us.


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Ethan Heise

Director of MackinMaker, Mackin
avatar for Katy Tessman

Katy Tessman

Makerspace Specialist, Mackin Educational Resources
Katy Tessman combines her professional communications experience and diverse educator background as the New School Services Project Manager and Makerspace Specialist at Mackin. From building relevant and diverse book collections that provide windows and mirrors for students to creating... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Mirage - 2nd

1:30pm

1:55pm

Promethean Escape Room
The Promethean Escape Room experience challenges attendees with a series of puzzles and riddles that must be solved in order to escape. The goal? Escaping the room before time runs out. The escape room experience helps students build essential collaboration and critical thinking skills. Attendees can expect to work as a group to solve puzzles on Promethean’s immersive classroom solutions, including the ActivPanel, ActivConnect and ClassFlow. The Promethean Escape room is limited to 12 attendees per session.
Register NOW at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044aa9a623a5fc1-promethean14

Speakers
avatar for David Lewis

David Lewis

Connecting Point Computer Center
Our mission is to drive change through technology by proactively pursuing the best customer experience. We aim to deliver innovative products and services that enable schools to do more every day.We founded Connecting Point back in 1979 on the belief that technology would change the... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Executive Boardroom - 4th

1:55pm

Critical Thinking and the Web - Search Strategies in a Google Infused World
With such an abundance of information available it is critical that we develop some norms around searching and information literacy. In this session, we look at the search skills students need to acquire in order to become information literate. From top level search strategies to helping student learn how to effectively validate information

Speakers
avatar for Holly Clark

Holly Clark

Director of Innovative Learning, Oakhill Academy
Holly Clark is The Director of Innovative Learning at a school outside of San Diego, California. She is a Google Certified Innovator, National Board Certified Teacher, and holds an MA in Technology in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has been working with... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Nicollet BC - 1st

1:55pm

Level Up: 5 Steps to Gamify your Class
The face of instruction is changing, as educators often struggle to engage students. Gamification, or applying game mechanics to non-traditional settings, has proved to be an innovative and effective way to capture the interest of today's learners. In this session, educators will create a basic template to help them begin the process of gamifying their classroom for little or no money. After attending this session, participants will:- understand what gamification in education means, and how it will help to engage students.- understand the difference between gamification and game-based learning.- begin to create a gamification model.- learn other resources to gamify for little or no cost.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Thomas

Sarah Thomas

Founder, Prince George's County Public Schools
Sarah Thomas, PhD is a Regional Technology Coordinator in Prince George’s County Public Schools. She is also a Google Certified Innovator, Google Education Trainer, and the founder of the #EduMatch movement, a project that empowers educators to make global connections across common... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Nicollet A - 1st

1:55pm

Maximizing Student Engagement
Ever been “in the zone” while working on a project? You lose track of time. You focus on what’s in front of you. There is a strange mix of calmness and excitement. Those moments are tied into something called Flow Theory. How do we create lessons, experiences, projects and spaces that maximize flow for students? This session is an interactive discussion with an end product of something tangible that would increase flow in learning (a space, a lesson, or a unit).

Speakers
avatar for John Spencer

John Spencer

Professor & Maker, George Fox University
John Spencer is a former middle school teacher and current college professor who is passionate about seeing kids reach their creative potential. He is the co-author of the bestselling books Launch and Empower. In 2013, he spoke at the White House, sharing a vision for how to empower... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Great Lakes Ballroom B - 4th

1:55pm

Understanding Digital Citizenship
Issues such as cyberbullying, sexting, and student access to inappropriate content are important areas of understanding for teachers, administrators, children, adolescents, and parents. In this session, participants will be presented with many of the important issues that face our schools in an era where access to information is ubiquitous, and digital messages are easily spread. Through a balance of information-sharing and questioning, participants will come to better understand such issues

Speakers
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Alec Couros

University of Regina


Monday December 10, 2018 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Nicollet D - 1st

1:55pm

Alternate Reality Games Across Curriculums
Learn how gaming and design can take learning beyond the classroom and embed it within the reality of students’ lives. Participants will get an overview of pervasive game design, case study applications in the classroom, and have hands-on time with the implementation of a pervasive game mechanic using a Learning Management System.

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avatar for Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Teacher, Stillwater Public Schools ISD 834
Currently teaching classes in English, Theater, and Video Production at Stillwater Junior High. Interests include board games, storytelling games, graphic novels, creativity research, cartooning, philosophy, and design.


Monday December 10, 2018 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Lakeshore C - 1st

1:55pm

Check IT Out: Seeding Innovation With an Ed Tech Library
Northeast Metro 916 has developed and piloted an educational technology lending library designed to encourage risk-taking, lower barriers to access, and help teachers discover innovative ways to use technology in special education classrooms. Learn how our library was developed; how it’s organized, managed, and maintained; and how we support teachers with training, professional development, and coaching. Explore innovative teacher projects inspired by the educational technology library, learn our approach to documenting and measuring impact, and reflect on lessons learned and next steps.

Speakers
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Scott Schwister

Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District
avatar for Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas

Technology Trainer, Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District
Emily is a Technology Trainer for Northeast Metro Intermediate School District 916. Before coming to Northeast Metro 916, she was a middle and high school German Teacher and an online high school German Teacher, as well as a teacher and tutor for children and adults, ages three to... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Greenway FG - 2nd

1:55pm

Cracking the Code to Teaching Collaboration
Most of us agree that collaboration is essential for student success in school and beyond, yet students are so often simply put in groups and expected to figure out how to collaborate with very little guidance. Come hear about the successes and learn from the failures of a Computer Science teacher who is using SCRUM boards in conjunction with project based learning in a 6th grade Code for Change course.*Get a chance to experience this strategy in a SCRUM sprint with fellow participants*. Leave this session with practical ways you can use scrum boards with your students.

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Lisa Reed

Minnetonka Public Schools


Monday December 10, 2018 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Harriet - 4th

1:55pm

Design, Details, and Educating with Standards-Based Curriculum
Put a personal and professional spin on resources used in your class. Through this session, explore what curricular resources could look like when focused on student choice, standards alignment, and a clean modernized look. Topics of study will include: standards-based grading, the New Google Sites, modern design techniques, student choice projects, using standards-based grading data, and much more!

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avatar for Kyle Groves

Kyle Groves

Technology Integration Specialist, Cambridge-Isanti Schools


Monday December 10, 2018 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A3 - 4th

1:55pm

Encourage Active Learning in the Classroom with Pear Deck
This session will focus on the use of Pear Deck in the classroom. We will review the basics of Pear Deck, explore different question types, and discuss the impact PD can have to turn your passive learners into active ones!

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Youngers

Tyler Youngers

Instructional Technology Consultant, NWAEA
Instructional Technology Consultant in the northwest corner of the great state of Iowa. I also teach online courses on a variety of topics. Currently working in the areas of new social studies standards, digital learning, instructional design, OER, PBL, co-teaching, digital citizenship... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Lakeshore B - 1st

1:55pm

Formative Assessment with Google Forms
Formative assessment can seem daunting, beginning with carving out time to tracking student progress and making use of results for instructional decisions. In this session, we will explore opportunities for purposeful, formative assessment using Google Forms.

Learners in this session will: Use Google Forms and Google Sheets to efficiently track, apply, and share current assessments (exit tickets, reading conferences, etc.);
-Create a personalized Google Form template for exit tickets and/or pre-assessments;
-Explore and apply the quiz option in Google Forms;
-Develop strategies for integrating assessments with a focus on learning goals.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Worden

Lisa Worden

Education Consultant, Sourcewell


Monday December 10, 2018 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A2 - 4th

1:55pm

Information Literacy and Research Resources
Students continue to struggle with finding high quality, valid sources of information for learning and research. Time strapped teachers also struggle with where to direct students for valid information or where to find resources for their own professional learning. If you are wondering how to help your students navigate today's complex and confusing information ecosystem, you will want to attend this session. Participants will learn about a great array of resources for teachers and educators that are available through the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM). In this session participants will learn strategies for teaching information literacy to students across the curriculum and helping them find and use quality information resources on the web.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Mork

Linda Mork

Reference Outreach & Instruction Librarian, Minitex - University of Minnesota
Linda is a librarian with Minitex where she provides outreach and instruction related to eLibrary Minnesota. A former school library media specialist and secondary English teacher, she is passionate about information literacy education.


Monday December 10, 2018 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A1 - 4th

1:55pm

Inspiring Young Learners to Get Started with Code 

Technology has changed the world we live in, and learning how it works is fundamental. Coding is an essential skill that teaches problem-solving, develops teamwork, and inspires creativity. Learn from Apple Distinguished Educators who will share how they engage elementary students in the world of coding with cross-curricular lessons.

Speakers
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Bri Buckbuck4025@isd194.org

Digital Learning Coordinator, ISD 194 Lakeville


Monday December 10, 2018 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Skyway - 2nd

1:55pm

iPads in PE are like Pineapple on Pizza
Some students hate math, some hate language arts, and even some weird select few hate pineapple on their pizza. Fruit on a pizza can be as taboo to some as iPads in PE. Anxiety and the pressure to perform in front of peers can be a big obstacle for students in Phy-ed, leading them to resent physical activity. In this lesson you’ll leave with a new perspective on how students can use Schoology to demonstrate competencies in movement patterns that meet state and national PE standards from the comfort of your iPad. Pizza not included.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Schlangen

Paul Schlangen

Instructional Coach - Technology Integration, Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle School
I've been teaching for 9 years and have been a Technology Integrationist at Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle school for three years. Prior to becoming a Tech Integrationist, I taught 6th grade science at SRRMS. I'm a self-proclaimed teaching geek with a passion for finding new and innovative... Read More →
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Cole Wilson

Sauk Rapids-Rice


Monday December 10, 2018 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Greenway J - 2nd

1:55pm

Joy, Whimsy, Play + a rock band = a fun way to teach...and learn!
Come hear how the Founder/Director of the University of St. Thomas’s Playful Learning Lab, & 2018 Professor of the Year, Dr. AnnMarie Thomas is working to incorporate Joy, Whimsy and Play into her engineering coursework. The mission of the lab is: working together to create engaging, hands-on experiences for students and educators, with a focus on fun. Dr. Thomas, along with PLL team member & classroom teacher Allison Knoph, will share some of the projects the Lab is working on for K-12 educators, including OKGoSandbox which is a partnership with the rock band OKGo

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Monday December 10, 2018 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Great Lakes Ballroom C - 4th

1:55pm

Level the playing field with Microsoft Translator
Do you want to empower your students to change the world? Working together with people of all abilities through Microsoft Teams, students begin to appreciate the contributions of all team members. Learn how tools like dictation, Translator, and Learning Tools provide equity of access and opportunities for all students to succeed.


Monday December 10, 2018 1:55pm - 2:45pm
St. Croix - 2nd

1:55pm

Live Data in the Library
Data can help teachers and students be a connected community in school. Participants will learn how to keep their fingers on the pulse of their school with live data through creating a data dashboard using Google tools. Learn how these tools can help you analyze what is going on with your students and how to engage students with data.

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avatar for Stephanie Krajicek

Stephanie Krajicek

Librarian, St Paul Public Schools


Monday December 10, 2018 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Greenway A - 2nd

1:55pm

Plugged Into Social Media, Screen Time, and Mental Health
We will just scratch the surface on how social media is affecting our youth. You will leave this session with some important facts and topics to discuss and help guide practice on social media with administrators, teachers, and students.

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avatar for Marisa Dahl

Marisa Dahl

Consultant, Heartland AEA
Digital Learning ConsultantHeartland AEA


Monday December 10, 2018 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Greenway HI - 2nd

1:55pm

Reimagining Professional Development with FlexPD
Just imagine taking ownership of your own professional development. Through Flexible PD, teachers have the opportunity to create and drive their own professional growth activities. At Milaca Public Schools “FlexPD” was implemented during the 17-18 school year. This co-facilitated session will share benefits, challenges, and the evolution of FlexPD. Key discussions will focus on the logistical and participation sides of creating, collaborating, implementing, and facilitating FlexPD. This session will encourage the sharing of other professional development models at your schools and districts.

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avatar for Jeremy Mikla

Jeremy Mikla

Tech Integration Coach, Milaca Public Schools
I teach high school social studies and am a technology integration coach at a 1:1 iPad school in East Central Minnesota. I am a BreakoutEDU enthusiast who enjoys making physical and digital games to use in classroom settings. I believe the best learning is driven by curiosity. I believe... Read More →
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David Wedin

Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator, Milaca Public Schools


Monday December 10, 2018 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Lakeshore A - 1st

1:55pm

Take your Google classroom to the next level!
Join us in this breakout session as we explore the power of Google Classroom. This is the perfect session for teachers who already have some familiarity with Google Classroom and want to take it to the next level! We will demonstrate how to use a Template Class to share with other teachers as a way to collaborate and share resources. Learn how to create an interactive and dynamic classroom, and how to use the new structures and tools to organize resources and facilitate standards-based instruction. We will explore new updates, features, and ways to integrate Google Classroom into teaching and learning.

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avatar for Andrew Kothenbeutel

Andrew Kothenbeutel

Digital Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
My background: I graduated from Iowa State, and have my Master in Ed Administration from Missouri Baptist. I've worked with at-risk youth and families, as a computer specialist, and as a classroom teacher I was involved in a number of curriculum and building initiatives. As a Digital... Read More →
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Travis Rother

Digital Learning Coach, District 112
I am a Digital Learning Coach (DIGIT), fresh off the heels of a 15-year engagement teaching English at Chanhassen High School. I am currently the Head Speech Coach at Chanhassen High School and the Director of Forensics for District 112. As a Digit, I service two different elementary... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Greenway DE - 2nd

1:55pm

The Myth of the Digital Native
21st century students are often cast as "digital natives." This moniker is misleading and at times even dangerous. Discover how current research about a new kind of learner and our increasingly technology-dependent society can inform education, empower educators and drive learning. Collaborate to find ways to support these learners--regardless of your position in education.

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avatar for Lori Haak

Lori Haak

Teacher, Inver Grove Heights Schools
High school biology teacher. Tech enthusiast. Voracious learner. Google Certified Educator, Level I. Apple Teacher. Schoology Ambassador.


Monday December 10, 2018 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Northstar Ballroom A - 2nd

1:55pm

These are a Few of My Favorite G Things
This session focuses on some of the more nontraditional uses of Google Tools. Specifically, we'll look at Google Keep, Photos and Chrome Experiements and dream about how they might be used to support student learning (with a little on the side of how we might use these tools for our day to day life).

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avatar for Sean Beaverson

Sean Beaverson

Technology Integration Specialist, Edina


Monday December 10, 2018 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Regency - 2nd

1:55pm

What if? Equity-Centered Teamwork, Data, and Technology
What if we really were ‘learning by doing?" What if equity work was real? What if data was actionable at the administrator, teacher, and student level? In this session, we will share Eden Prairie's three-year process that no longer has us asking ‘what if?" Through the use of a robust data system and technology, we are working to eliminate achievement disparities by 2023.

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avatar for Molly Hollenbeck

Molly Hollenbeck

Eden Prairie High School Associate Principal, Eden Prairie High School
Creating conditions to empower teacher leadersAdministrator modeling best practices within SchoologyEquity-centered teamwork (PLCs), data systems, and tech platformsDismantling labels in educationEstablishing a GVC and aligning work to student outcomes
avatar for Jon Kahle

Jon Kahle

Instructional Coach, Eden Prairie High School
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Natasha Monsaas-Daly

Digital Learning Coach, Richfield Public Schools
After many years as a classroom teacher and Instructional Coach for Eden Prairie Schools, I recently transitioned to a role as a Digital Learning Coach for Richfield Public Schools. I am passionate about equity, empowering teacher leaders, blended learning, and Schoology!


Monday December 10, 2018 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Northstar Ballroom B - 2nd

1:55pm

Digital Mussels: The MN Zoo's Show Us Your Mussels Challenge
Join the Minnesota Zoo to learn how to incorporate current conservation themes into meaningful social media projects in your classroom. The Show Us Your Mussels Challenge, is a unique program in which high schools students design digital campaigns to increase awareness about water quality and the importance of native freshwater mussels. In addition to designing and launching the campaign, students must use tools to track their outreach and make mid-course corrections to adjust their message. Free curriculum is provided to assist teachers in implementing the Challenge in their classroom.

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avatar for Liz Gilles

Liz Gilles

School.Program Supervisor, Minnesota Zoo


Monday December 10, 2018 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Poster Table 1 - 4th

1:55pm

Engineering Solutions to Real World Problems
How do you teach students to engineer a solution for a problem faced by communities all over the world? This session will explore how to teach the engineering design process to elementary students using real-world problems. You will walk away with resources to help spark new ideas in your classroom!



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Tara Schletz

Enrichment Teacher, Visitation School


Monday December 10, 2018 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Poster Table 3 - 4th

1:55pm

Recipes for Technology Use in K-5 Literacy
We believe that every student deserves opportunities to learn about technology and use it to aid their learning. But what does that look like when the realities of our 2nd year elementary literacy implementation aligns with our first year of refreshed technology K-5? Our answer: Tech-Lit recipe cards! Come learn how ISD 191 created recipes for K-5 teachers that strategically connect unit specific literacy goals with our digital resources. We will share the vision and process used to create the recipes as well as teacher perspectives on how they work.

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avatar for Katie Ness

Katie Ness

Digital Learning Specialist, ISD 191
I love elementary literacy and finding new ways to engage students in their learning. I would love to talk about ways that you are currently using technology to increase student engagement during your literacy block.


Monday December 10, 2018 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Poster Table 2 - 4th

1:55pm

Transforming Your School’s Culture: One Idea at a Time
Would you like to have a suggestion box where every custodian, para, teacher, cook, and administrator is encouraged to share an idea for a better way to do things? Would you like to give ALL of your staff members a voice in the way your schools operate? If you said yes to these questions, C’mon over to our double poster session. In our session, you’ll meet representatives from a variety of school districts that joined a crowd-sourcing opportunity for school betterment called InnovateK12. This opportunity transformed each of our school cultures, one idea at a time.

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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.


Monday December 10, 2018 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Poster Table 4 - 4th

1:55pm

Transforming Your School’s Culture: One Idea at a Time 2nd table
Would you like to have a suggestion box where every custodian, para, teacher, cook, and administrator is encouraged to share an idea for a better way to do things? Would you like to give ALL of your staff members a voice in the way your schools operate? If you said yes to these questions, C’mon over to our double poster session. In our session, you’ll meet representatives from a variety of school districts that joined a crowd-sourcing opportunity for school betterment called InnovateK12. This opportunity transformed each of our school cultures, one idea at a time.

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avatar for Mark Garrison

Mark Garrison

Director of Technology & Innovation, White Bear Lake Schools
Mark Garrison is an innovative educator and a passionate advocate for technology in education. He is currently the Director of Technology for White Bear Lake Area Schools in Minnesota. Garrison earned a Masters in Learning Technologies at the University of Minnesota. He is also a... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Poster Table 5 - 4th

1:55pm

Invasion of International EdTech Tools
Have you ever wanted to see what teachers around the world use to engage their students? In this workshop, we will explore a high quality digital content library, a simple and powerful video creation tool with epic built-in assets, and a project management tool designed to help teachers keep project based learning on track. In addition to introducing you to these tools, we will discuss what they are designed to accomplished, how they are used globally, how you can access them and use them in your classroom.

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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 →


Monday December 10, 2018 1:55pm - 3:25pm
Lake Superior A - 5th

1:55pm

Level Up With Autocrat
Are you comfortable with Google Docs? Pretty good at Google Forms? Let's combine the two and add Autocrat to LEVEL UP! This presentation will provide you with a few examples to fuel your imagination followed by a step-by-step walk through of the process! You'll be Autocrat-savvy by the end of the hour!

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avatar for Dihanna Fedder

Dihanna Fedder

District Technology Integrationist, Pine City
Dihanna is a mother of two sons and one four-legged genius. Dihanna is a new grandmother and will happily share pictures of her beautiful grandchildren! She taught Spanish for 26 years and holds a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on technology from the University... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 1:55pm - 3:25pm
Calhoun - 4th

1:55pm

MNCodes: Networking and Round Table Discussion
Do you teach coding or computer science? Are you interested in networking and doing some Q&A with other computer science educators in K-12? Join us in this session to discuss, learn and share ideas around integrating CS with other content areas, equity in CS, logistics, gaining administrator support, and favorite platforms, tools and resources. All experience levels are welcome - computer science educators from a variety of grade levels will be available to facilitate and participate in roundtable discussions. We welcome the opportunity to grow together as a CS education community!

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avatar for Tom Cozzolino

Tom Cozzolino

Maker Space Facilitator, St. Paul Public Schools
avatar for Andrea Wilson Vazquez

Andrea Wilson Vazquez

Innovation Coach, Maker Educator, Program Director, Intermediate District 287 / Code Savvy


Monday December 10, 2018 1:55pm - 3:25pm
Minnehaha - 2nd

1:55pm

Novel Engineering
Dive into the Human Centered Design process (Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test) through Novel Engineering. Novel Engineering encourages students to empathize with book characters and create solutions to problems the characters encounter. In this workshop we will use Maker Space Structural Engineering tools to test out prototype solutions for characters in picture books and stories. We will also create a map for characters using Ozobot Robots.

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avatar for Melinda Barry

Melinda Barry

Media Specialist, Minnetonka Public Schools
Melinda is a media specialist at Scenic Heights Elementary, Minnetonka Public Schools. Prior to becoming a media specialist she taught kindergarten, second grade and sixth grade.


Monday December 10, 2018 1:55pm - 3:25pm
Minnetonka - 4th

1:55pm

Ready, Set, Explore!
Want to take your kids on an epic field trip but don't have the budget or time to make it happen? The internet is full of remarkable ways to bring far-off places closer to your students. This session focuses on creating "virtual jaunts" for your students that can be used in place of physical field trips, ensuring that all students have equitable access to place-based learning experiences. Join us and learn how to find the tools you need and how to build your own Google Docs based explorations of the world outside your classroom.

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avatar for James Fester

James Fester

Technology Integration Support Specialist / National Faculty BIE, Hill-Murray School
As a technology integration support specialist in St. Paul, James Fester is experienced at helping both students and teachers become more comfortable with the integration of new technology-based pedagogical approaches in the classroom. James is a Google Certified Educator, Trainer... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 1:55pm - 3:25pm
Lake Superior B - 5th

3:00pm

MNASA Technology Component Group
Open meeting of the MNASA Technology Component Group. Anyone interested may attend. 

Monday December 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Nokomis - 4th

3:00pm

Implementing MTSS with edSpring
What if you could instantly see which students are "on-track"? What if you had meaningful data that determined what "on-track" meant? What if you could have your data all in one place? What if you knew exactly how much time you are investing in each intervention with each student? Come learn how you can make easy and effect decisions to help your students with edSpring.  

Monday December 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Poster Table 5 - 4th

3:00pm

Promethean Escape Room
The Promethean Escape Room experience challenges attendees with a series of puzzles and riddles that must be solved in order to escape. The goal? Escaping the room before time runs out. The escape room experience helps students build essential collaboration and critical thinking skills. Attendees can expect to work as a group to solve puzzles on Promethean’s immersive classroom solutions, including the ActivPanel, ActivConnect and ClassFlow. The Promethean Escape room is limited to 12 attendees per session.
Register NOW at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044aa9a623a5fc1-promethean14

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avatar for David Lewis

David Lewis

Connecting Point Computer Center
Our mission is to drive change through technology by proactively pursuing the best customer experience. We aim to deliver innovative products and services that enable schools to do more every day.We founded Connecting Point back in 1979 on the belief that technology would change the... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Executive Boardroom - 4th

3:00pm

Ask the Expert - Open Session with Ryan Cloutier, Principal Security Architect
Ask the Expert!!! Bring all your questions and concerns about security, cybersecurity, data privacy, and more to Ryan Cloutier, Principal Security Architect at Sourcewell Technology. Ryan will answer your questions about personal security, data privacy, school security, the future of technology, and more. You can also learn about getting your students involved in cybersecurity learning and careers. 

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avatar for Ryan Cloutier

Ryan Cloutier

Principal Security Architect, TIES


Monday December 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Greenway BC - 2nd

3:00pm

Developing critical literacies: What students need to know about “fake news”
In our “post-truth” era, fact and fiction can be difficult to distinguish, and fake news and misinformation spread rapidly and with ease. In this new reality, education plays a more urgent and important role than ever before: as educators, we must equip today’s youth with the skills and competencies they will need to critically and responsibly navigate the world. In this presentation, participants will be provided with an in-depth look at the “fake news” phenomenon and will be introduced to a variety of tools, resources, and strategies for helping students to become critically literate learners and citizens.

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Alec Couros

University of Regina


Monday December 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Nicollet D - 1st

3:00pm

Teaching and Learning through Video
In this session, catch the bug as we discuss flipped and blended instruction. Topics covered will include videotaped lessons, useful resources, and best practices to begin. Participants will: - be introduced to the concept of flipped and blended instruction, among other strategies.- discuss common challenges of flipped instruction and their solutions.- preview and test resources for video creation, editing, and curation- examine best practices for using video.

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avatar for Sarah Thomas

Sarah Thomas

Founder, Prince George's County Public Schools
Sarah Thomas, PhD is a Regional Technology Coordinator in Prince George’s County Public Schools. She is also a Google Certified Innovator, Google Education Trainer, and the founder of the #EduMatch movement, a project that empowers educators to make global connections across common... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Nicollet A - 1st

3:00pm

The Show Must Go On
The focus in education has zeroed in on student mental health issues and what mindfulness can do in the classroom, but the topic of teacher mental health still remains taboo. This session discusses the importance of doing body scans and watching for mental health issues, using mindfulness but knowing when mindfulness isn’t enough, and other factors in the classroom that can affect mental health like burnout and secondary traumatic stress. Finally, how we can destigmatize mental health issues and create a culture of understanding.

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avatar for Mandy Froehlich

Mandy Froehlich

Author, Speaker, Consultant, #DivergentEDU
Mandy Froehlich passionately encourages educators to create innovative change in their classrooms. A former Director of Innovation and Technology, technology integrator, and teacher, she has experience at many levels of the organizational structure. Her interest lies in reinvigorating... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Great Lakes Ballroom C - 4th

3:00pm

Use What They Know to Help Them Grow
Authentic assessments and timely feedback are crucial elements for improving student achievement. How do we leverage technology to assess students and provide immediate individualized feedback without hauling home cases of paper? This session is designed to share ideas for obtaining the data you need from writing, video and reading while providing diverse learners the instruction and feedback they deserve.

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avatar for Abbey Futrell

Abbey Futrell

Assistant Superintendent, Edgecombe County Public Schools
Abbey Futrell is currently the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for Edgecombe County Public Schools located in North Carolina.  Prior to deciding to follow her heart back to a school district, she served as a Digital Innovation Coach with the Professional Learning... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Nicollet BC - 1st

3:00pm

All About The Rocketbook
Thing is, now that I am doing this, people are even more curious about the Rocketbook. I have some sites buying them for their attendees and wanting me to add a class so people can learn more about them. So, here it is! This session is not designed to be a sales pitch. It's designed to give an overview of what the Rocketbook is, how it works, tips and tricks and how teachers, educators, and administrators are using the Rocketbook in education.

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avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Chief Geek, Fisher Technologies Incorporated
I am a geek that likes to speak!Fisher Technologies Incorporated specializes in K-12 Educational Technology conference and event presentation services as well as on site and online professional development.


Monday December 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Great Lakes Ballroom B - 4th

3:00pm

Design for Iteration in the Humanities
Explore activities that move from knowledge-based repetition into processes that produce creative thought. The activities and processes presented will include both traditional analogue technologies and web-based adaptations that are ready for use in your classroom. Learn how to use different types of encoding for your own memory and make information more authentically memorable to students.

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avatar for Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Teacher, Stillwater Public Schools ISD 834
Currently teaching classes in English, Theater, and Video Production at Stillwater Junior High. Interests include board games, storytelling games, graphic novels, creativity research, cartooning, philosophy, and design.


Monday December 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A1 - 4th

3:00pm

Digital Tools And Tricks for the Language Classroom
The session would include a demonstration of Peardeck and tech tools such as Seesaw, Flipgrid and G-suite tools and how they can be used in language learning.

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Krista Picha

Spanish Teacher, Hutchinson High School - ISD 423
I have been teaching Spanish for 24 years at the high school level. I have taught levels 1-4 and also Intermediate Spanish for the College Now program. I am a Flipgrid Certified Teacher and Seesaw Ambassador. I am constantly looking for new and innovative ways to make language... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Greenway A - 2nd

3:00pm

edcamp FUSION debrief
A chance for attendees (and anyone, really) to regroup after the Saturday edCAMP and follow up on conversations and more!

Monday December 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Harriet - 4th

3:00pm

Facilitate Student Reflection Using Technology Tools
Reflection is a critical component of student learning. Technology tools enable student reflection in an engaging and relevant way. This session will explore FlipGrid, Screencastify and other tools for capturing and demonstrating reflection. Participants will leave the workshop able to understand why reflection is a critical part of student learning, how to use FlipGrid and Screencastify tools for reflection, and learn about ways to customize student reflection.


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avatar for Julie Erickson

Julie Erickson

Learning specialist, TIE
Julie Erickson is a Learning Specialist at TIE. She has over twenty years of library experience. She spent nine years as an Electronic Services Coordinator for the South Dakota State Library working with school, public and academic librarians. She currently spends her time working... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Lakeshore A - 1st

3:00pm

Flipgrid: Empower to Amplify
Learning starts with the learner, and those unique experiences they bring contribute to learning for all. The future is now! So, let’s amplify to empower learners with Flipgrid, a video-based discussion platform that brings students from the back row to the front, inspiring all to get engaged in learning.  Educators will leave with understanding how to create their classroom communities, engage in topics for impact in learning, and a wealth of resources to be successful in this transformation using Flipgrid. This session will support educators as they plan learning experiences for impact, help connect classrooms from around the world, and empower students to always share their voice while respecting the diverse voices of others.


Monday December 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
St Croix - 2nd

3:00pm

Four Essential Steps to Personalized Learning Pathways
Come join the ECCS digital coaches as we discuss the four essential steps to personalized learning pathways. Leave with resources that can be put to work upon returning to the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Kuske

Mark Kuske

Digital Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
Mark is a Digital Learning Coach in the Eastern Carver County School District daily working with teachers and students integrating technology in the classroom. He led a district-wide “PowerUp” project working with 13 schools & over 20 classrooms with pre-K through adult learners... Read More →
avatar for Jared VanAalsburg

Jared VanAalsburg

Digital Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
After 15 years in the classroom, I am now working as a Digital Learning Coach (Technology Integration Specialist) for Eastern Carver County Schools in Minnesota. I work with students K-12 and love my job! I am a Google for Education Certified teacher, have my Masters in Education... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Lakeshore B - 1st

3:00pm

Gadgets to Give you Geekbumps
Let’s take a look at some new (and even not so new) tech gadgets that are potentially useful in an education setting, most of which will NOT break the bank. We will let loose some of our favorite squirrels and chase them all the way into the classroom. Come prepared to find the “nuts” that will fill a niche in your tech office or classroom and be prepared to share your ideas as well.

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avatar for Marc Johnson

Marc Johnson

Executive Director, ECMECC
Twitter: @marccjohnson
avatar for Jon Larson

Jon Larson

Technology Integration Coach, ECMECC
Twitter: @ecmeccjon


Monday December 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Northstar Ballroom B - 2nd

3:00pm

Gender Equitable Teaching Strategies for STEM and CTE Teachers
Participants will learn instructional strategies and curriculum choices that have been demonstrated to have a significant positive impact on girls in STEM and CTE courses (NSF Grant #1513060). Rubrics that have helped teachers improve their efficacy with students who are currently under-represented in the fields of computer science, engineering, and other technical fields will be shared, as well as SciGirls resources that can be used in any grade level to expand the likelihood of students pursuing further study in STEM/CTE fields. See https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1513060 for more information on the grant that funded this project.

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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 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Regency - 2nd

3:00pm

Just Imagine: Empowering Your School & Parents with Schoology
Schoology is a popular learning management system (LMS) used by many school districts. Our district began implementation of Schoology at our middle school (5th-8th) in August of 2017 with students, teachers, and parents. We are currently in year 2 of our technology initiative and have expanded Schoology to our high school. Participants in this session will come away with an understanding of how to use the tools on Schoology that we found successful within our learning community, including parents.

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avatar for Julie Cabeen

Julie Cabeen

K-12 Media Specialist, Clarinda Community School District


Monday December 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Greenway FG - 2nd

3:00pm

Making Learning Accessible For All
Technology provides us with tools and techniques that can help all learners be successful in our classroom despite any physical/cognitive/social issues that they may have. In this session, participants will learn how we can design for accessibility and what tools can be used to help learners with varying obstacles to learning. Participants will be able to look at how we can design learning for all students and be able to implement tools (based on student need) right away to help students learn to the best of their abilities.

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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 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Northstar Ballroom A - 2nd

3:00pm

My Chromebook Ate My Classwork: Student Creative Learning
Take student learning beyond your classroom walls by using technology to develop lessons that embrace critical skills of creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and global learning. Leave this session ready to bring paperless creativity to you students.

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avatar for Brittany Glad

Brittany Glad

Technology Integration Coach, Oshkosh Area School District, WI


Monday December 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Greenway HI - 2nd

3:00pm

OER for Educational Leaders
This session provides participants with a free course to share with administration and staff at their schools. The course provides an overview of OER, including Introduction, Outcomes, Benefits, History and Development, and Challenges of Using OER. Participants will take away a framework with which they can then develop an OER Policy, begin OER Advocacy and Capacity Building within their institutions. Participants will also be provided directions to share the course in multiple formats: fully online; a pdf version; and LMS versions. All content will be free and Creative Commons licensed.


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avatar for Dan McGuire

Dan McGuire

Executive Director, Sabier
Dan McGuire is the Executive Director of the Stone Arch Bridge Initiative for Education Resources which is a non-profit that provides professional development for faculty to increase skill in using Open Educational Resources.  Dan has more than 30 years of experience innovating... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A3 - 4th

3:00pm

Rethinking PD - Cohort, Blended Learning, and Schoology
Participants will learn how Schoology played a central role in developing and implementing our blended learning cohort. We will explore the strategies and challenges faced while developing the cohort, share strategies, resources, and tools for implementing blended learning, and hear from other educators on how blended learning has impacted student learning.

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avatar for Natasha Monsaas-Daly

Natasha Monsaas-Daly

Digital Learning Coach, Richfield Public Schools
After many years as a classroom teacher and Instructional Coach for Eden Prairie Schools, I recently transitioned to a role as a Digital Learning Coach for Richfield Public Schools. I am passionate about equity, empowering teacher leaders, blended learning, and Schoology!


Monday December 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Greenway DE - 2nd

3:00pm

Support Storytelling Through Podcasting with GarageBand
Learn how to create podcast episodes using first person interviews, music, and narration. More than a music production tool, GarageBad gives students a powerful way to make successful, professional sounding podcasts!

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avatar for Jesse Buetow

Jesse Buetow

4th & 5th Grade Teacher, Randolph Heights Elementary
Jesse Buetow is a 4th & 5th Grade teacher at Randolph Heights Elementary School in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He has was named the Minnesota Lead PBS Digital Innovator in 2016 and an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2017. He has been working to use Schoology to allow his students to... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Skyway - 2nd

3:00pm

Take It Up A Notch: Interactive Images for Elementary
An interactive image can be a collage of multiple forms of information: written, audio, video, and photos, that enrich and give context to a learning experience. Creating interactive images for your students is fun and easy. Interactive images also are a great activity for students to give them a new way to demonstrate learning. Participants will learn how to create interactive images that can be embedded into an LMS, such as Schoology.

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avatar for Rachel Studnicka

Rachel Studnicka

Instructional Technology Coach, Minnetonka Public Schools


Monday December 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Greenway J - 2nd

3:00pm

Window to the World:The impact of Hangouts on Teaching & Learning
In this session we will discuss how to use Google Hangouts (and other similar tools) to connect and collaborate beyond the classroom. We will discuss how to get started, resources for connecting with other educators/classes, and give examples at multiple grade levels K-12 for using Google Hangouts to connect! This session will also give participants a chance to plan collaboration with other attendees in the session via Hangouts.

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Conor

Katherine Conor

Technology Coach, Neenah Joint School District


Monday December 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Lakeshore C - 1st

3:00pm

You can do THAT with Slides?!
Google Slides provide a great way to present information in creative ways, but that is not the only thing you can do with them. In this workshop we will explore different ways Google Slides can be used to interactively demonstrate content and showcase student learning. Follow @MrsBingenheimer to keep up with new ideas for the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Bingenheimer

Ashley Bingenheimer

Technology Integration Specialist, River Falls School District
Ashley has been a Technology Integration Specialist since 2016. She works with teachers and students in grades K-12 to ensure technology integration in the classroom is meaningful and engaging. Prior to working in Ed Tech, Ashley was an upper elementary teacher and an Elementary Math... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A2 - 4th

3:00pm

Developing A PBL Historical Fiction And The Civil War
This PBL is developed around social studies, science, literacy and math to show the connectedness of our world around us. Specifically, this PBL will focus on the Civil War.

Speakers

Monday December 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Poster Table 4 - 4th

3:00pm

Make Your Own Escape Rooms
Our Student Tech Club created an Escape Room event for the community. They turned the back rooms of the media center into a futuristic space ship and a 1940's basement. The students created puzzles and tasks that lead the participants through a series of locked rooms in order to escape. This event raised over $1,200 for our MakerSpace and they are planning two new rooms for this year's event. This poster session will allow participants to talk to the students who will explain the process and the opportunities for student agency in the creation and running of this great event.

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 →


Monday December 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Poster Table 1 - 4th

3:00pm

MyWayShift: Shifting our pedagogy in the Wayzata School District
Why should we think differently about our approach to helping students understand content learning? In the 2017-18 school year, the Wayzata Public Schools brought together a motivated group of teachers across all grade levels and curricular areas with the purpose of studying and developing methods to implement a new way of thinking it into our classrooms. The work continues with a second cohort this year. This session will explain the learning concepts we studied and shared. It will also share some of the specific lesson examples implemented in an elementary school library media program.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Schiemann

Chris Schiemann

Media Specialist, Wayzata Public Schools


Monday December 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Poster Table 2 - 4th

3:00pm

TouchCasting for All
Are you tired of writing traditional classroom newsletters? Are your students looking for a new fun way to present information? If so, stop by to see TouchCast's easy-to-use free iPad app that will inspire both you and your students. TouchCast allows you to create an engaging, interactive video on an iPad that can be shared. You are able to integrate live pop up documents within each video. It will empower your students to share their learning live from any location in their imagination.


Monday December 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Poster Table 3 - 4th
 
Tuesday, December 11
 

7:30am

First Timer's Session
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
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 →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 7:30am - 8:00am
Regency - 2nd

8:30am

Kimberly Bryant Keynote
Session Information Coming soon

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Bryant

Kimberly Bryant

Founder, Black Girls Code
When Kimberly Bryant was first introduced to computer programming, as a freshman in Electrical Engineering, Fortran and Pascal were the popular languages for newbies in computing and the Apple Macintosh was the new kid on the block. She remembers being excited by the prospects... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
Nicollet A/B/C/D - 1st

10:30am

Promethean Escape Room
The Promethean Escape Room experience challenges attendees with a series of puzzles and riddles that must be solved in order to escape. The goal? Escaping the room before time runs out. The escape room experience helps students build essential collaboration and critical thinking skills. Attendees can expect to work as a group to solve puzzles on Promethean’s immersive classroom solutions, including the ActivPanel, ActivConnect and ClassFlow. The Promethean Escape room is limited to 12 attendees per session.
Register NOW at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044aa9a623a5fc1-promethean14

Speakers
avatar for David Lewis

David Lewis

Connecting Point Computer Center
Our mission is to drive change through technology by proactively pursuing the best customer experience. We aim to deliver innovative products and services that enable schools to do more every day.We founded Connecting Point back in 1979 on the belief that technology would change the... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 10:30am
Executive Boardroom - 4th

10:30am

A Digital Immersion Experience
Experience the digitally-enhanced classroom where best practices in digital learning and teaching are modeled. This middle grades / secondary ELA content-specific immersion lesson provides both digital learning experiences and a transparent walkthrough of how student-centered technologically-enhanced lessons are created. The session will conclude with reflective discussions about the learning, successes, and challenges of this experience.

Speakers
avatar for Abbey Futrell

Abbey Futrell

Assistant Superintendent, Edgecombe County Public Schools
Abbey Futrell is currently the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for Edgecombe County Public Schools located in North Carolina.  Prior to deciding to follow her heart back to a school district, she served as a Digital Innovation Coach with the Professional Learning... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Harriet - 4th

10:30am

Computer Science is Changing Everything: Tech in Your World.
In this breakout session, Angie will present the past, present, and future of technology. In addition, examples of classroom CS integration (Code.org, Make Code, etc), programs for students (Girls Who Code, Coderdojo, ect), and resources for you to take back to your classroom right away(lesson plans, research, ect).

Speakers

Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Nicollet D - 1st

10:30am

Considerations for Community Use of School Spaces
Schools are increasingly becoming community hubs for events, meetings, and other types of gatherings in the school building either during the school day or before and after hours. There are security considerations that should be taken into account when opening the school building to the community for public use. Ryan Cloutier, Principal Security Architect for Sourcewell Technology, will review security and access concerns school administrators and buildings and grounds staff should consider when opening school buildings for public use.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Cloutier

Ryan Cloutier

Principal Security Architect, TIES


Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway BC - 2nd

10:30am

Developing critical literacies: What students need to know about “fake news”
In our “post-truth” era, fact and fiction can be difficult to distinguish, and fake news and misinformation spread rapidly and with ease. In this new reality, education plays a more urgent and important role than ever before: as educators, we must equip today’s youth with the skills and competencies they will need to critically and responsibly navigate the world. In this presentation, participants will be provided with an in-depth look at the “fake news” phenomenon and will be introduced to a variety of tools, resources, and strategies for helping students to become critically literate learners and citizens.

Speakers
AC

Alec Couros

University of Regina


Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Nicollet A - 1st

10:30am

Divergent EDU
What is necessary in a district to really grow together into a climate and culture of innovation and support of divergent thinking? That is the million dollar question. In this session, I will discuss the Innovation Hierarchy of Needs and what all educators can do to establish the necessary components including creating a mindset, climate and culture, creating a common language, and effective support and leadership. Innovation is more than handing out devices. Let’s talk about how we can create the conditions to support teachers and students as they think of new and different ways to learn and grow!

Speakers
avatar for Mandy Froehlich

Mandy Froehlich

Author, Speaker, Consultant, #DivergentEDU
Mandy Froehlich passionately encourages educators to create innovative change in their classrooms. A former Director of Innovation and Technology, technology integrator, and teacher, she has experience at many levels of the organizational structure. Her interest lies in reinvigorating... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Great Lakes Ballroom B - 4th

10:30am

Kimberly Bryant Post Keynote Q&A Session
Session Information Coming soon

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Bryant

Kimberly Bryant

Founder, Black Girls Code
When Kimberly Bryant was first introduced to computer programming, as a freshman in Electrical Engineering, Fortran and Pascal were the popular languages for newbies in computing and the Apple Macintosh was the new kid on the block. She remembers being excited by the prospects... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Nicollet BC - 1st

10:30am

Learning for others: Problem-Based Learning Begins with Empathy
Want to tear the ceiling off of engagement in your classroom or school? Place empathy at the center of students’ learning experiences and watch creativity and engagement soar. Come learn about the conditions necessary for engaging students in purposeful, problem and product based learning, within a single classroom or throughout an entire school. Leave understanding how, through learning with empathy, schools can develop world class makers capable of designing products and solutions tailored to those who need them most.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Reetz

Rob Reetz

Principal, Edgewood Middle School


Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Northstar Ballroom B - 2nd

10:30am

Teaching and Learning through Video
In this session, catch the bug as we discuss flipped and blended instruction. Topics covered will include videotaped lessons, useful resources, and best practices to begin. Participants will: - be introduced to the concept of flipped and blended instruction, among other strategies.- discuss common challenges of flipped instruction and their solutions.- preview and test resources for video creation, editing, and curation- examine best practices for using video.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Thomas

Sarah Thomas

Founder, Prince George's County Public Schools
Sarah Thomas, PhD is a Regional Technology Coordinator in Prince George’s County Public Schools. She is also a Google Certified Innovator, Google Education Trainer, and the founder of the #EduMatch movement, a project that empowers educators to make global connections across common... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Northstar Ballroom A - 2nd

10:30am

"All Students" means ALL Students
School administrators are challenged to think about the most critical issues in today’s education - closing the opportunity gap. This session provides an introduction to the Learning Studio Model for administrators who are interested in seeking innovative strategies to create transformational changes that will impact student achievement.

Speakers
avatar for Billy Chan

Billy Chan

Principal, Osseo Schools District
Billy Chan is an elementary school principal with Osseo Area SchoolDistrict who inspires and prepares teachers to demonstrate commitment to each student’s achievement of their dreams. He leads with conviction for a paradigm shift in educational practices to ensure equitable student... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Skolnick

Jessica Skolnick

Teacher, Osseo Area Schools


Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Lakeshore A - 1st

10:30am

Art of the Capture
My world as a presenter is filled with content delivered to me quickly. Be it a pile of emails with important links or a pile of people wanting to talk to me after one of my presentations. It's also jotting down my notes from a conference call or meeting with an educational company. It's not just the items but sometimes tasks that are related to them that I must act on. It's fragmented, unique each time and no different than what a teacher, student or administrator goes through during their day. This session will try to embrace the individual learner and show you multiple solutions to help you capture content as quickly and effectively as possible. Online solutions gadgetry and even a little methodology will be covered hopefully allowing you to discover the item(s) that will help you capture content delivered to you quickly as effectively as possible.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Chief Geek, Fisher Technologies Incorporated
I am a geek that likes to speak!Fisher Technologies Incorporated specializes in K-12 Educational Technology conference and event presentation services as well as on site and online professional development.


Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Great Lakes Ballroom C - 4th

10:30am

Black Panther: Race, Technology, and Re-imagining The Possible
Use the concepts embodied by The Black Panther as more than just a movie or comic for entertainment. In this session, participants will learn how to harness high-interest lower-ability material to frame discussions of race, technology, and colonization, all while imagining a better world in which to live. The Black Panther has connected to relevant issues such as fighting the KKK in the 1970s and debating the possibility of a female President in 2009. Participants will see a wide variety of topics that can be addressed through The Black Panther story, learn how to use Seesaw and Pearltrees as platforms for interaction, and witness students sharing their learning.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Charrier

Andy Charrier

Techonology Coordinator, Global Academy


Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway HI - 2nd

10:30am

Blending and Techifying Instruction Using Online Stations
How can teachers take an abstract-sounding topic like blended learning and effectively implement it in the classroom? A research-based online station rotation model allows teachers to blend instruction and “partner up” with technology to offer more flexibility and support for students. Join us to learn how to approach “online work” in a different way and build online stations using Google Docs!

Speakers
LM

Leslie Maher

Tech Integration, Columbia Heights Public Schools


Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Minnetonka - 4th

10:30am

CMU CS Academy
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Computer Science (CS) Academy is creating the only complete high school computer science curriculum with continuity and standards provided through an online interactive textbook. The program teaches professional programming languages and is entirely free.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Cawley

Erin Cawley

CMU CS Academy Program Manager, Carnegie Mellon University
Erin Cawley obtained her Masters of Education in Instructional Technology from Duquesne University. She has served as a Technology Integration Specialist and a Computer Science teacher for Avonworth School District and is now the Program Manager for CS Academy, a new project at Carnegie... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Lake Superior A - 5th

10:30am

Connecting Cultures
See how Brady Baxter of the Detroit Lakes ALC uses simple, free web-based software to facilitate a fun filled 20 minute cultural collaborative experience with a neighboring school district. Harnessing the power of video chat with Google Hangouts, Brady will not only show you how he put this unit together step by step, he will also let you in on his plans for the future! Global literacy is an important aspect of student knowledge to live and work in the connected world. If you want to do this at your school, you will leave this session with the confidence to execute this awesome activity! Prepare to leave with numerous websites, tips, and tricks, all of which are easy to do yourself.

Speakers
avatar for Brady Baxter

Brady Baxter

Teacher, Detroit Lakes Area Learning Center
A regular at regional educational technology workshops including Minnesota TIES conference, multiple Google Summits, Minnesota Association of Alternative Programs (MAAP) State Conferences, and the MAAP Administrators Conference, Brady has spoken to hundreds of educators and administrators... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Lakeshore C - 1st

10:30am

Creating and Implementing Modernized Curriculum Using Sites
Do you want to modernize your curriculum but don't know where to start? Using Google Sites can help! In this session, we will explore an entire system of middle school curriculum that uses standards-based grading as the foundation for measuring student achievement. You will see how student work is graded, what an average week looks like, and will learn how Google Sites has changed the delivery of instruction. Participants should come prepared to do some creating and interaction during the session.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Groves

Kyle Groves

Technology Integration Specialist, Cambridge-Isanti Schools


Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Great Lakes Ballroom A1 - 4th

10:30am

Digital Admin: One Administrator's Journey with Schoology
In this session, an elementary school principal shares her journey with using Schoology and Google to create blended learning, flipped staff meetings and differentiated staff development, and to provide teachers with constructive and instant feedback during walkthroughs (using a mobile device), and to monitor teacher progress toward instructional goals.Through the use of these tools, the instructional leader models various technology integration strategies and best practices as well as a growth mindset for all staff.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Maschler

Karen Maschler

Principal, ISD 728 - Meadowvale Elementary


Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Great Lakes Ballroom A3 - 4th

10:30am

Fostering a Student Centered Classroom with the SMART Solution
You will learn about how you can use the SMART Learning Suite to best integrate student devices to create a student centered learning environment. SMART Learning Suite Online allows for teachers to not only deliver content to students but also allows teachers to create a collaborative workspace where students can add their own contributions either individually or in a group. A SMART Education Consultant will demonstrate how the SMART solution supports good teaching pedagogy to motivate teachers and inspire students.


Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway J - 2nd

10:30am

Is Your Network Ready for the Future of Wifi, IoT and LTE?
In this technical session, participants will learn how to simplify network security and student on-boarding experience while preparing for future wifi, IoT and LTE standards.

Speakers
JG

Jiten Gori

Ruckus Networks for ByteSpeed


Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
St. Croix - 2nd

10:30am

Let's be Engineers
Join us as we step into an engineer’s shoes! Experience a live, hands-on STEM lesson using the Promethean ActivPanel environment and ClassFlow. Teachers will experience the ease of creating an interactive ClassFlow lesson that opens a world of STEM opportunities delivered in through the Promethean ecosystem.

Speakers
avatar for David Lewis

David Lewis

Connecting Point Computer Center
Our mission is to drive change through technology by proactively pursuing the best customer experience. We aim to deliver innovative products and services that enable schools to do more every day.We founded Connecting Point back in 1979 on the belief that technology would change the... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Lake Superior B - 5th

10:30am

Lights, Camera, Action! Student-created video in the classroom
How can your students become more engaged and responsible for their own learning than through the creation of video in the classroom? Storytelling through video is a powerful tool for learning in all subject areas. Storytelling is not limited to exploration of literature and language arts, but also be effectively used in the STEM disciplines and just about any other content area to demonstrate student learning. Valuable resources will be shared to give you the confidence you need to bring video to your classroom. Explore video-creation tools such as WeVideo, Adobe Spark, iMovie, Flipgrid, and others.


Speakers
avatar for Marlana Benzie-Lourey

Marlana Benzie-Lourey

English Language Arts Teacher, East Central Secondary
Secondary English Teacher, MAT Hamline, Google Certified I and II


Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Lakeshore B - 1st

10:30am

Minnesota GeoInquiries: Getting Started with GIS
GeoInquiries are free, ready-made student activities using digital mapping through a Geographic Information System (GIS). These short activities take about 15 minutes and are available in many subject areas, including history, math, literature and science. We will explore the NEW!! GeoInquiries based on Minnesota topics. We’ll do a couple of GeoInquiries, discuss how to customize them for your classroom, and even talk about how you can build your own!


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.


Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway A - 2nd

10:30am

Ready, Player, Read and Explore
Come explore a different methodology for increasing student engagement within your Language Arts classroom. This will include immersive learning from a text and/or novel along with concepts of gamification, project-based learning and content immersion. Students will leave your classroom with a greater understanding of content and depart with a new experience to maximize their learning. Teachers will leave the session with skills, methodology, and experiences that can be translated to their content and curriculum. Ready, Player, Read and Explore!

Speakers
RN

Ray Nelson

ISD 47 (Sauk Rapids-Rice)


Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Calhoun - 4th

10:30am

Seesaw Activity: Live Build-off
Seesaw is a video creation tool that helps students create, demonstrate, and share their learning. Join Seesaw Ambassadors for a LIVE, crowd-sourced, Seesaw Activities Build-Off. We will take your ideas and create new, ready-to-use Seesaw Activities right before your eyes. Attendees are encouraged to bring their ideas and will be encouraged to build along with us. Together, we will create and publish as many amazing, student-driven, Seesaw activities as time will allow. You don't want to miss the chance to experience the first-of-its-kind LIVE Build-off!

Speakers
avatar for Andy Leiser

Andy Leiser

Elementary Integration Specialist, ISD200: Hastings Public Schools
I laugh. I learn. I teach. I play. A father, a husband, a teacher, and a tech enthusiast. I choose to focus on the guaranteed positives rather than the off-chance negatives and encourage educators to share the real story of education today. Who better to showcase all that is great... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Regency - 2nd

10:30am

Self-Paced Learning in Schoology
Need strategies and tools to encourage students to become EMPOWERED LEARNERS? Learn how & practice setting up your Schoology pages for a self-paced, blended learning environment. The strategies that will be shared are great for differentiating instruction in a variety of academic areas! Walk away with practical skills and a list of resources to implement right away in your classroom.

Speakers

Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway DE - 2nd

10:30am

Stop Motion Math in Elementary
Stop motion video creation can be a powerful tool for slowing students down to think about a mathematical process. Hear from both a classroom teacher and elementary media specialist as they share their experience from multiple successful projects. This session will include: student work/examples from real K/4/5 projects, demonstrations of the specific tools/process used, list of applicable MN state Art/Math/ELA standards, and many other helpful resources. While examples are from elementary, the method can also be easily adapted for higher grade levels.

Speakers
avatar for Lacey Rotier

Lacey Rotier

Media Specialist, Northport Elementary, Robbinsdale Area Schools
I am the library media specialist at Northport Elementary in Brooklyn Center, MN. I am passionate about meaningful collaboration with classroom teachers that enhances learning experiences for students. Sometimes this means integrating technology in a way that provides a quality learning... Read More →
avatar for Keri Strusz

Keri Strusz

Teacher, Robbsindale Area Schools - Neill Elementary
I am a 4th Grade Teacher in the Robbinsdale Area Schools and have been teaching for seven years. I have a passion for Culturally Responsive Teaching, Educational Equity, Art and Technology Integration. In 2017 I graduated with my Master of Arts Degree with a Culturally Responsive... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Great Lakes Ballroom A2 - 4th

10:30am

TED-Ed: Ideas and Lessons Worth Sharing
TED-Ed has resources to help you engage your learners and to amplify student voice. Learn more about how TED-Ed Lessons and TED-Ed Student Talks can fit with any classroom. Your students have great ideas. But how do they best share them and get others interested? TED-Ed has flexible curriculum you can use in your classroom to develop presentation literacy skills. Let's empower students to share their ideas!

Speakers
avatar for Susan Herder

Susan Herder

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


Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway FG - 2nd

10:30am

What’s New from Apple Education - Technology
Come and learn about all of the new updates to Apple’s operating systems and how they will affect managing and deploying Apple devices in an education world. We’ll cover iOS 11.3, iOS 12, macOS High Sierra, macOS Mojave, and tvOS 12. We’ll also talk about updates to Apple School Manager and Apple’s latest hardware information. If you manage Macs or iPads as part of your responsibilities, this session is for you!

Speakers
CA

Corey Anderson

Systems Engineer, Apple
Systems Engineer at Apple, Inc.
avatar for Pete Markham

Pete Markham

Systems Engineer, Apple


Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Skyway - 2nd

10:30am

3D Printing for Elementary
In this session an elementary school media specialist will share her experiences with implementing 3D printing, including platforms she has used. The presenter will also share how she has integrated the design process into her lessons. Participants will leave with ideas on how they might incorporate similar strategies at the elementary level.

Speakers
CS

Colleen Small

Minnetonka Public Schools


Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 1 - 4th

10:30am

Connecting Your Community with Tech
Connect your school to the community
through the use of technology tools. Learn
how two teachers connected with their community through the use of social
media, websites, makerspace events, and
more.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Newhouse

Lisa Newhouse

Media Specialist/ Tech Integrationist, Upsala Area Schools
I am an expert in teaching coding at the elementary level using free resources and developing a makerspace for the elementary from DonorsChoose donations.


Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 5 - 4th

10:30am

Personalized Learning in the Primary Classroom
In this session, participants will walk away with ideas to immediately implement that will increase student engagement, student voice and student growth in their classroom. Through the use of personalized instruction, meaningful (and fun) technology integration and a students voice led classroom, we will demonstrate for you why you can and need to take this leap in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Skolnick

Jessica Skolnick

Teacher, Osseo Area Schools


Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 2 - 4th

10:30am

Reading Support Tools
Learn how one school district is using reading support tools to help address students' reading challenges. Support tools such as ReadTheory and Rewordify, along with other lexile tools, will be explored to help you find what will work in your district.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Kuhn

Tom Kuhn

Library Media and Instructional Technology Specialist, Sartell High School
We're building a new high school to open in the fall of 2019. We will have a "decentralized" media center.


Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 4 - 4th

10:30am

Sharing your story with Google Tour Creator
Have you heard of Google Expeditions, but said to yourself, "That's great, but I don't see the content I want for my class or a connection to what I teach." Learn how you or your students can create tours through Google Tour Creator. This session will walk you through the technical components needed and the process of creating your very own Google Expedition. By using Google Street View and/or a 360 camera, you and your students will be able to share your story in a way that is as unique as you are and find ways to connect it to your content.

Speakers
avatar for Nichole Miller

Nichole Miller

Technology Integration, South Washington County Schools
Nichole Miller has received her M. Ed. in Learning Technologies from the University of Minnesota after spending time in the corporate world supporting technology. She has been directly involved in education for the past 9 years in various capacities including as a Digital Learning... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 3 - 4th

10:30am

Apple Playground
Come connect with Apple in the playground! Explore Spheros, Dash, MeeBots, and more with our Everyone Can Code program.

Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Mirage - 2nd

10:30am

Arduino Cafe

Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
Mirage - 2nd

10:30am

Code for Change
Come check out how Minnetonka 6th graders are using code to impact their community. During this playground session you will have a chance to engage with student created Scratch and Micro:BIT projects. Teachers of the course will be standing by to answer questions about their project based learning approach to Computer Science, including what they have learned from the first quarter of this course.

Speakers
LR

Lisa Reed

Minnetonka Public Schools


Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
Mirage - 2nd

10:30am

Coding K-5
Speakers

Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
Mirage - 2nd

10:30am

Coding with Minecraft
Speakers

Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
Mirage - 2nd

10:30am

Falcon Tech Pros
Speakers

Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
Mirage - 2nd

10:30am

Flipgrid Playground
Check out the latest and greatest from Flipgrid - try out recording something in our studio and play with Flipgrid!

Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
Mirage - 2nd

11:45am

Apple Playground
Come connect with Apple in the playground! Explore Spheros, Dash, MeeBots, and more with our Everyone Can Code program.

Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:45am - 12:30pm
Mirage - 2nd

11:45am

Promethean Escape Room
The Promethean Escape Room experience challenges attendees with a series of puzzles and riddles that must be solved in order to escape. The goal? Escaping the room before time runs out. The escape room experience helps students build essential collaboration and critical thinking skills. Attendees can expect to work as a group to solve puzzles on Promethean’s immersive classroom solutions, including the ActivPanel, ActivConnect and ClassFlow. The Promethean Escape room is limited to 12 attendees per session.
Register NOW at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044aa9a623a5fc1-promethean14

Speakers
avatar for David Lewis

David Lewis

Connecting Point Computer Center
Our mission is to drive change through technology by proactively pursuing the best customer experience. We aim to deliver innovative products and services that enable schools to do more every day.We founded Connecting Point back in 1979 on the belief that technology would change the... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Executive Boardroom - 4th

11:45am

Critical Thinking and the Web - Search Strategies in a Google Infused World
With such an abundance of information available it is critical that we develop some norms around searching and information literacy. In this session, we look at the search skills students need to acquire in order to become information literate. From top level search strategies to helping student learn how to effectively validate information

Speakers
avatar for Holly Clark

Holly Clark

Director of Innovative Learning, Oakhill Academy
Holly Clark is The Director of Innovative Learning at a school outside of San Diego, California. She is a Google Certified Innovator, National Board Certified Teacher, and holds an MA in Technology in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has been working with... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Nicollet D - 1st

11:45am

Epic Engagement: Lesson Planning Through the Lens of Story
Storytelling is a deeply human way of making sense out of our experiences. Using the lens of story, we explore how teachers can set up “epic” classrooms. The best lessons are the ones with a high level of suspense and profound character development. As teachers, we can allow students to struggle through both internal and external conflict as they make sense out of themes rather than just ideas.

Speakers
avatar for John Spencer

John Spencer

Professor & Maker, George Fox University
John Spencer is a former middle school teacher and current college professor who is passionate about seeing kids reach their creative potential. He is the co-author of the bestselling books Launch and Empower. In 2013, he spoke at the White House, sharing a vision for how to empower... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Nicollet BC - 1st

11:45am

The IT that nobody knows about….Innovation Teams
What happens when you have pockets of innovative teachers, but they long for guidance? Learn about our implementation of Innovation Teams - teams of teachers moving toward personalizing learning and innovations in their classrooms. From recruiting our rockstar teachers to our plans in the future, I will describe the successes and challenges of the Innovation Team inception, and how we plan on turning these pockets of innovation and personalization learning into school-wide change.

Speakers
avatar for Mandy Froehlich

Mandy Froehlich

Author, Speaker, Consultant, #DivergentEDU
Mandy Froehlich passionately encourages educators to create innovative change in their classrooms. A former Director of Innovation and Technology, technology integrator, and teacher, she has experience at many levels of the organizational structure. Her interest lies in reinvigorating... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Great Lakes Ballroom B - 4th

11:45am

Writer’s Workshop (for Grown-Ups)
Think you could never be an author? Think again! We all have something to share. Find out how easy it is to get started with writing and publishing educational books. This session could change your life!

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Thomas

Sarah Thomas

Founder, Prince George's County Public Schools
Sarah Thomas, PhD is a Regional Technology Coordinator in Prince George’s County Public Schools. She is also a Google Certified Innovator, Google Education Trainer, and the founder of the #EduMatch movement, a project that empowers educators to make global connections across common... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Northstar Ballroom A - 2nd

11:45am

An Innovative Entrepreneurship Program in an Elementary Classroom
Our students are learning the process of entrepreneurship through transformative methods.This session will provide details of how to launch an elementary entrepreneurship program with innovative technology. We will present the steps to create the program while also displaying the technology that students are using to produce their products, advertise, communicate, and more. Among other tools, this includes laser engraving, CNC carving, and 3D printing. Participants will leave the session with an abundance of ideas and tools to launch an entrepreneurship program of their own.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Larsen

Allison Larsen

Technology & Innovation Teacher, Crosby-Ironton ISD 182
I am a K-6 Technology & Innovation Teacher who is passionate about integrating STEAM concepts into education to revolutionize our students' learning. @Teach_Innovate


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A2 - 4th

11:45am

Blended Learning: A Toolkit for Transformation
Interested in building a strong blended learning presence in your school district? Come learn how Elk River School District implemented blended learning cohorts to leverage the effective use of technology with the teaching and learning process. During this session you will learn about strategies to structure your own cohort and build a system wide approach to implementing and supporting blended learning throughout your district. Come listen to principals, teachers and digital learning specialists share their journey and walk away with our blended learning toolkit to help you get started.

Speakers
avatar for Troy Anderson

Troy Anderson

Asst Dir Instructional Technology, Elk River-Otsego-Rogers-Zimmerman ISD 728
avatar for Paul Beckermann

Paul Beckermann

Digital Learning Specialist, Elk River-Otsego-Rogers-Zimmerman ISD 729
Digital Learning, Blended Learning, Tech Integration, Online Learning, Course Design, anything education or technology!
avatar for Pamela Beckermann

Pamela Beckermann

Digital Learning Specialist, ISD728 Elk River Area Schools
avatar for Holly Dragisich

Holly Dragisich

Media Specialist Rogers Elementary STEM, ISD 728
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James Knaresboro

Elementary Teacher
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Amanda Oie

High School English Teacher


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Greenway DE - 2nd

11:45am

Capture, Streaming and Management of AV Content
In the continuous search for methods to improve student outcomes, online, blended, and flipped learning models are being used. These methods rely on effective creation and distribution of video content. Building suitable spaces for recording, managing content, and securing access are important considerations for classroom designers, curriculum developers, and technology administrators. This session will cover use applications for ad-hoc and automated capture as well as management of user groups, access rights, and content publishing for consumption on any device, anytime, anywhere.


Speakers
avatar for Anthony Cortes

Anthony Cortes

Director of Sales and Marketing, K-12 Classroom Systems, Extron
Anthony Cortes is the Director of Sales & Marketing, K12 Classroom Systems for Extron Electronics. He is the key individual in the development and execution of Classroom System programs at Extron and has spent the last several years focused on the education market. Anthony’s extensive... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Lakeshore C - 1st

11:45am

Creating Equity using Digital Tools
In this session, we will share our journey through the process of creating and implementing a program to address the requirements of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Compliance requires schools to offer accessible education materials to those individuals with documented needs for such support. At SMS, most importantly, the induction of Accessible Education Materials (AEM) has impacted student confidence and independence, addressed achievement gaps, removed barriers within core classes, and expanded the inclusion of all students. Participants will leave the session with timeline and lessons learned, resources to get started, and student reflection

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Holstrom

Amanda Holstrom

Instructional Technology Specialist, Sartell School District


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Greenway A - 2nd

11:45am

Everyone Can Create - Ignite Creativity with iPad
To succeed in today’s world and to shape tomorrow’s, students need to tap into their creative potential and learn to express themselves in new and innovative ways. Join us to learn about Everyone Can Create, a new program from Apple designed to help unleash the creative potential in every student. In this session, you’ll experience engaging lessons that introduce fundamental skills and techniques in photography, video, music, and drawing using free apps available on iPad.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Molesky

Jason Molesky

Development Executive, Apple


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Skyway - 2nd

11:45am

Everything I Know About Engagement I Learned in Kindergarten
Surveys show that engagement levels drop precipitously from elementary school to high school. What might secondary educators learn from their elementary peers about keeping students curious and more interested in learning? Ten practical strategies and examples will be shared along with corresponding resources.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Johnson

Doug Johnson

Director of Technology, ISD191
Doug Johnson is the Director of Technology for the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage (MN) Public Schools. His teaching experience has included work in grades K-12. He is the author of nine books, columns in Educational Leadership and Library Media Connection, the Blue Skunk Blog, and articles... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Northstar Ballroom B - 2nd

11:45am

FileWave Endpoint Mgt. for macOS, Windows, iOS & ChromeOS
FileWave SE, Jerry Case, shares Multi-platform endpoint management for macOS, Windows, iOS and Chromebooks.
In this session participants will learn how to image, deploy & manage files with granular file-level control for Windows and macOS in both pre and post-deployment. Filewave features also include inventory of assets/custom fields, software usage, device discovery & reporting. Other key features are file-level self-healing, software rollback and scheduling tool, resume interrupted deployments, facilitate updates, dashboard, customizable end-user kiosk, combining these and many more features within the Filewave all-inclusive streamlined interface.


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
St. Croix - 2nd

11:45am

Flipgrid: Meeting the Needs of All Learners
Flipgrid creates a safe space atmosphere for all students to thrive while having their learning needs met.  Many students face various challenges in classrooms today.  In the past, it was often an adult students replied on to provide the support or accommodations needed.  With the power of technology students to take that power into their own hands.  Flipgrid allows students with learning challenges such as dyslexia, autism, language learner, etc. the time, space, and tools to thrive in a learning environment.  Participants will walk away with ideas for implementation, impact stories and resources to meet the social, emotional, and academic needs of all learners. We hope to encourage educators to think outside of the box to meet the diverse learning needs of all students.  Participants will realize the power asynchronous video within a community of learners can be to the learning and growth of students unique needs. We will also highlight the various Learning Tools from Microsoft and discuss how they can be used with Flipgrid.


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Nicollet A - 1st

11:45am

Gamify any class with Quizlet and Quizizz
Gamification is a great tool to keep students engaged and motivated. This session will show you how to gamify your class in just minutes!

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Franklin

Joshua Franklin

Math, Milaca


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Lakeshore B - 1st

11:45am

Gender Equitable Teaching Strategies for STEM and CTE Educators
SciGirls Strategies is a multi-year initiative focusing on using SciGirls-based instructional modules and online resources to help career and technical education educators and guidance counselors in Twin Cities-area high schools to recruit and retain more girls from diverse backgrounds on STEM pathways. Our session will tackle seven strategies for recruiting and retaining girls, from utilizing role models to student-focused instruction and promoting a growth mindset. Participants will learn about these strategies through a multimedia presentation and discussion.

Speakers
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Leah Defenbaugh

STEM Outreach Manager, Twin Cities PBS


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Greenway HI - 2nd

11:45am

ITEM Standards Update
What skills do students need to be effective users of information and technology? ITEM (Information & Technology Educators of Minnesota), the state professional organization for library media specialists and technology integrationists, is in the process of updating the 2009 ITEM Standards. Come learn about the work that has been completed and provide feedback on the draft of the new standards.

Speakers
avatar for Andi Bodeau

Andi Bodeau

Digital Learning Coordinator, ISD 279


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Nokomis - 4th

11:45am

Key Digital Tools for Educational Leadership
Join Corey Klinge, Director of Technology for Richfield Schools, for a look at how to best leverage leadership and management apps as a school or district leader. This session will look at how to set up an organized leadership environment, and how to best leverage GSuite apps like Chat, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Keep to keep your teams informed, organized, and leading with best practices of application usage. Furthermore, we will look at complimentary digital tools like Asana, Instagantt, Monday, and more for task management. Empower all stakeholders in your organizations with the tips and resources that you will take away from this session.

Speakers
avatar for Cory Klinge

Cory Klinge

Director of Technology, Richfield Public Schools
Cory Klinge has 18 years of education and technology experience. He is the Director of Technology in Richfield, MN. Cory earned his MA at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire and is finishing his EdS license program at Concordia University in St Paul, MN. Cory is a former American... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A3 - 4th

11:45am

Make a Ripple, Start a Wave
Classroom teachers from several schools in East Central Minnesota will describe how they have started, or been part of, a Ripple in Education that has turned into a Wave. The group will attempt to inspire attendees with stories and examples which will encourage them to carry the momentum back to their schools to bring about positive and impactful changes to classrooms and student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Lavin

Lori Lavin

Special Education Teacher, North Branch Area Schools
I am a teacher in a 1:1 digital device district. I am passionate about using technology to engage, motivate, and inspire my students to reach their fullest potential.
avatar for Jeremy Mikla

Jeremy Mikla

Tech Integration Coach, Milaca Public Schools
I teach high school social studies and am a technology integration coach at a 1:1 iPad school in East Central Minnesota. I am a BreakoutEDU enthusiast who enjoys making physical and digital games to use in classroom settings. I believe the best learning is driven by curiosity. I believe... Read More →
avatar for Jackie Stevens

Jackie Stevens

Teacher/Staff Development, Mora Public Schools
Dr. Jackie Stevens is a seventh and ninth grade English teacher at Mora High School in Mora, MN. She also serves as an Instructional Coach and the district staff development chair. She is the knowledge bowl coach, student council advisor, and prom advisor. When her students were... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Thompson

Amanda Thompson

Math Teacher, East Central Schools
Middle School Math Teacher, Middle School Tech Teacher, Technology Integration Specialist, Google Certified Educator Level 2


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Regency - 2nd

11:45am

Manage Your Passwords and Keep Your Data Secure
Do you have too many passwords to remember? Are you frustrated when you are told to change your password too often? Do you keep your passwords written down somewhere that is probably too accessible to others (under your keyboard)? If you can answer yes to any of those questions, this session is for you. Participants will learn how to use FREE and inexpensive tools to manage passwords that are cross-platform, easy to use and, most of all, secure! We will also discuss other aspects of personal data security that are important for both work and home.

Speakers
avatar for Marc Johnson

Marc Johnson

Executive Director, ECMECC
Twitter: @marccjohnson
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Nicole Pruden

Network/Security Administrator, ECMECC
Twitter: @ECMECC_Nicole


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Greenway FG - 2nd

11:45am

MS/HS Computer Curriculum & Map
Looking for FREE curriculum resources that are already mapped to meet Technology Standards? This session is the one you need! Come away with access to Spectrum High School's 6th-9th grade computer course scope & sequence, curriculum map, and alignment to assessments. Almost all curriculum resources mentioned are FREE! If you are wondering what to teach in your middle school/high school computer classes, look no further!

Speakers

Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Greenway J - 2nd

11:45am

StarLogo Nova and Microbits: Uniting Computer Science w/ Science
In this session you'll learn about two tools, one free (MIT's StarLogo Nova) and one inexpensive (BBC Microbit), and how they've helped our us integrate computer science and engineering into our science curriculum. Participants will leave with ideas for how these tools can help get students interested in STEM topics and careers, along with possibilities for incorporating computer science within science.

Speakers
avatar for Tami Brass

Tami Brass

Director of Instructional Technology, St. Paul Academy and Summit School
I've been teaching in and supporting 1:1 environments for over 15 years and most recently have been geeking out on making and computer science. Don't ask what level I'm on in Candy Crush...


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Lakeshore A - 1st

11:45am

Start A Media Productions Crew
Over the past two years, we have created a Media Productions club at Monticello High School that records and produces video elements for school, as well as our community, throughout the entire school year. Participants in this session will learn how to kick-start a Media Production Club of their own, what equipment is needed, how to inspire high schools students to participate and what training is necessary for the task. This is a fun, inspirational story that will include plenty of humor and enthusiasm.

Speakers
avatar for Luke Feierabend

Luke Feierabend

Tech Integration Specialist, Monticello High School
When it comes to my career, I'm very passionate about 3 things: creating positive relationships with students and staff, sharing my love of world geography, and trialing cool educational technologies. Outside of my job, my wife (Jenn... she's a tech all-star) and I have 3 boys and... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A1 - 4th

11:45am

Teachers Front & Center: Defining Instruction in the Digital Age
Expect to be actively engaged in conversation during this session as you reflect on your practice as a teacher and work with others to examine the art of instruction. The group will tackle the central question: "What is the role of the teacher in a high quality digital learning environment?"

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Plaman

Jeff Plaman

Online and Digital Learning Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Harriet - 4th

11:45am

The Podcast Club: Using Podcasts to Re-Vamp PD
Tired of traditional, 'sit and get,' professional development? So were we. See how an English teacher and a social studies teacher re-imagined their professional development routine by using podcasts to develop PD sessions that are the envy of our district.

Speakers
avatar for Kurt Reynolds

Kurt Reynolds

English Teacher, Independent School District 564
I am happily married to the most amazing person in the world, Kristie (she also happens to be the smartest, funniest, and hardest working person I have ever met). I am also blessed with four amazing kids: Casey, KoKo, Kenzie, and Cash. When I am not with them, I am teaching high school... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Greenway BC - 2nd

11:45am

Tools You Can Use Tomorrow
What a fantastic time to be using technology in the classroom. The amount of free, affordable and downright cool solutions is amazing! This class will introduce you to some top Websites, Apps and Tools you can start using in your classroom tomorrow. We will also take a peek into the future at some technology that might be part of your classroom in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Chief Geek, Fisher Technologies Incorporated
I am a geek that likes to speak!Fisher Technologies Incorporated specializes in K-12 Educational Technology conference and event presentation services as well as on site and online professional development.


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Great Lakes Ballroom C - 4th

11:45am

Getting Started with Interactive Video Conferencing
Engaging your students with a collaborative video conference project gives you and your students an opportunity to learn with another school or classroom. Resources for locating providers will also be provided. Explore the possibilities that Interactive Video Conferencing has to offer the K-12 classroom. Discover what a video field trip is, where to find one, how to arrange the field trip and the steps necessary to prepare your class for the experience.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Larson

Jon Larson

Technology Integration Coach, ECMECC
Twitter: @ecmeccjon


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Poster Table 5 - 4th

11:45am

How We're Using Qualtrics in our K-12 Setting
You've likely taken a survey "Powered by Qualtrics," but have you ever created one? Qualtrics is a fast-growing company focused on survey creation and customer satisfaction. Even with a free account, participants will learn how to create and distribute a survey, then analyze the results to aid in high quality data driven decision making in your district. Participants will also have access to our Qualtrics templates for use in Words Their Way, lunch/milk counts, volunteer hour data collection and more. Come hear about the many creative ways Qualtrics is being used in our school district!

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Ann Risch

Lisa Ann Risch

Instructional Technology Coordinator, School District of Holmen
Ask me how you can incorporate tech in your classroom and why I think it's important!


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Poster Table 3 - 4th

11:45am

Integrate Coding into All Classes
Coding is not just for the computer science classroom. Reach all learners in your classroom and explore ways to integrate coding into any type of classroom or content to teach or review your subject standards. Discover how students can be engaged and challenged like never before using tools like Scratch, Nintendo Switch, and Micro:bit. Be encouraged to step out of your own comfort zone and unearth a whole new world for your students.

Speakers
avatar for Nicholas Springer

Nicholas Springer

Stillwater Area High School


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Poster Table 1 - 4th

11:45am

STEM Professional Development: A Hybrid Approach
Given the enthusiasm for STEM education and the need to get students interested in STEM and innovation, it is important to carefully consider how professional development is delivered to teachers. Foundry10, a philanthropic research organization, partnered with a Washington state school district to explore a unique hybrid hands-on book study PD course. Our data suggests that this model for PD not only improved educator confidence in teaching coding but also provided valuable opportunities for collaboration and reflection. We will share how the program was structured, what materials were used, share data from the teachers and supply concrete examples of integrated coding.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Childers

Lindsey Childers

STEM Program Developer, foundry10
I work for an educational research philanthropy in Seattle, WA. I am an engineer who is passionate about STEM learning! I love how critical thinking and creativity come together to solve problems (big and small).


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Poster Table 2 - 4th

11:45am

Creating Code Clubs with Google CS First
Getting coding clubs up and running in your classroom or school is just a few clicks away with the fully developed Google CS First Coding Classes. Come and explore how Google CS First utilizes Scratch and provides step-by-step tutorials and instruction for a variety of engaging coding challenges. Participants will join as a code class student and leave with your first code club organized and ready for students!

Speakers
avatar for Doug Keddie

Doug Keddie

Digital Learning Coach, Shakopee Public Schools


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:45am - 1:15pm
Calhoun - 4th

11:45am

Hands On with SCRUM!
Do your students struggle managing their work? Have you ever been on a committee that meets for hours yet gets nothing done? Do you feel overwhelmed with endless things to do? If you can relate to any of these situations, this session can help. SCRUM is a process for managing work and projects that is widely used in the technology sector. It is also easily adapted to work in educational settings. In Hands On with SCRUM, you’ll get an overview of SCRUM and learn how to apply it in your educational work through a hands-on mini-project.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Drewelow

Ben Drewelow

Special Education Instructor & innovation Coach, Intermediate District 287
avatar for Mike Smart

Mike Smart

Innovation Facilitator, Intermediate District 287
Like to talk about... Innovation. Education. Teaching. Maker Movement. Japanese. Programming. Games. Books. Parenting. Soccer. Coaching. ... Whatever, really, except Antiques and Gardening.


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:45am - 1:15pm
Minnehaha - 2nd

11:45am

Literacy and Making: Transform your Workshop into a Makerspace
While makerspaces in our libraries, STEM labs, and innovation spaces are wonderful opportunities for students to tinker, prototype, make, explore,and discover, we can expand our thinking of maker education by infusing it into our core literacy curriculum. Imagine students tinkering with text, prototyping messages to be put down in writing, devising problems for characters, and inventing new ways to communicate. Makerspaces for literacy create a great environment for mixing, remixing, gaming, and discovering, all while becoming lifelong readers and writers. In this session, participants will consider ways to reinvent their own literacy activities to include more opportunities for student making.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer McCarty Plucker

Jennifer McCarty Plucker

Director of Professional Learning, Mackin & Independent Consultant
I am passionate about teacher leadership, adolescent engagement and motivation in literacy, education as a profession, growth-mindset, vulnerability, and learner leadership.


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:45am - 1:15pm
Lake Superior A - 5th

11:45am

Making Math Come to Life with Programming
Looking to engage students inside of the math classroom? The presenters will show ways to give students experiences they will remember while preparing to be active in the 21st Century. Math engagement is a struggle for many educators. The presenters began integrating coding into math curriculum and found it to be a game changer for kids. Not only does programming hit intended math outcomes, it adds interdisciplinary depth that kids love. In this session you will learn how to allow students to “make” their way through learning as you create a program in Scratch that can be used in your own math classroom.

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Ashley Tewes

Mounds View Public Schools


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:45am - 1:15pm
Lake Superior B - 5th

11:45am

Making Student Thinking More Visible
Come explore how green screen iPad apps can extend student learning and make thinking visible by taking students to the depths of the ocean, into outer space, back in time, or anywhere they can imagine. Come play and explore four easy-to-use green screen apps and a variety of props that will have your students creating amazing videos in no time.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Turnbull

Chris Turnbull

Personalized Learning Specialist, Saint Paul Public Schools
Chris is an Apple Distinguished Educator and has been a district level technology integration and personalized learning specialist for the past 17 years, exploring various forms of flipped professional development & supporting iPads as a learning and teaching tool in 1:1 PreK-12 classrooms... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:45am - 1:15pm
Minnetonka - 4th

12:50pm

Promethean Escape Room
The Promethean Escape Room experience challenges attendees with a series of puzzles and riddles that must be solved in order to escape. The goal? Escaping the room before time runs out. The escape room experience helps students build essential collaboration and critical thinking skills. Attendees can expect to work as a group to solve puzzles on Promethean’s immersive classroom solutions, including the ActivPanel, ActivConnect and ClassFlow. The Promethean Escape room is limited to 12 attendees per session.
Register NOW at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044aa9a623a5fc1-promethean14

Speakers
avatar for David Lewis

David Lewis

Connecting Point Computer Center
Our mission is to drive change through technology by proactively pursuing the best customer experience. We aim to deliver innovative products and services that enable schools to do more every day.We founded Connecting Point back in 1979 on the belief that technology would change the... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Executive Boardroom - 4th

12:50pm

Actively Learning While Reading
What happens when effective reading strategies are paired with digital resources to support literacy? This session will answer that question for you. We will explore digital tools and model the blended approach to supporting readers while enforcing habits to develop stronger readers.

Speakers
avatar for Abbey Futrell

Abbey Futrell

Assistant Superintendent, Edgecombe County Public Schools
Abbey Futrell is currently the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for Edgecombe County Public Schools located in North Carolina.  Prior to deciding to follow her heart back to a school district, she served as a Digital Innovation Coach with the Professional Learning... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Nicollet BC - 1st

12:50pm

Cybersecurity As a Life Skill
Everyone is online now and we are all banking, conducting business, and purchasing goods and services using the Internet. Technology also provides enormous benefits to us in our ability to create, connect, and collaborate. There are, however, people online with nefarious intentions who want to steal your information, disrupt your business, or just create mischief. In this session, Ryan Cloutier, Sourcewell Technology Principal Security Architect, will talk about some basic practices you can build into your online routines to have greater security for your information and identity. Cybersecurity is truly a new life skill in the digital age. Come to this session and leave better armed with cybersecurity skills that will help keep your information safe.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Cloutier

Ryan Cloutier

Principal Security Architect, TIES


Tuesday December 11, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Greenway BC - 2nd

12:50pm

Let the Student's Talk - Empowering Student Voice with Flipgrid
Student voice is more than just letting students talk. It is about allowing them to take ownership of their learning. In this session, we look at three ways you can help students develop their voice and begin to understand their strengths and passions as learners.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Clark

Holly Clark

Director of Innovative Learning, Oakhill Academy
Holly Clark is The Director of Innovative Learning at a school outside of San Diego, California. She is a Google Certified Innovator, National Board Certified Teacher, and holds an MA in Technology in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has been working with... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Nicollet D - 1st

12:50pm

A Beginning Video Curriculum
I will show you how I teach my beginning high school students to create good movies. By incorporating best practices into my blended offering video course I have found a nice balance of academic rigor, students investment, and student success at the next level. My course focuses on Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, but the curriculum design principles are taken from Culturally Responsive Teaching , Assessment for Learning, ISTE, and Displine Based Art Education. I will go through resources, structures, examples, and overview my entire trimester schedule and guiding principles.

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Granlund

Joshua Granlund

Art Teacher, Art curriculum chair, Digital Learning Coach, ISD 622
I've been teaching for 14 years. I have my undergraduate degree from Gustavus Adolphus College and my Masters in Art Education from the U of MN. I've taught technical art courses art Tartan High School for 9 years and before that I taught a variety of non-traditional art courses through... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A1 - 4th

12:50pm

AASL 2018 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning
The American Association of School Librarian's (AASL) 2018 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning honors websites, tools, and resources of value to inquiry-based teaching and 21st century learning. Listen and learn about this year's free, web-based, and user-friendly sites that foster qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, collaboration, and inspire learners to explore and discover. More information is available at ala.org/aasl.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Ness

Katie Ness

Digital Learning Specialist, ISD 191
I love elementary literacy and finding new ways to engage students in their learning. I would love to talk about ways that you are currently using technology to increase student engagement during your literacy block.
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Katie Salmela

Elementary Library Coordinator & Digital Learning Specialist, ISD191: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage
Lover of all things library and tech and strong believer that both empower student learning. Talk to me about school librarians as leaders, innovative vision for the future of school libraries and ed tech, and books with diverse characters offering authentic perspectives.


Tuesday December 11, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Lakeshore A - 1st

12:50pm

byoVR (Build Your Own Virtual Reality Tour)
Virtual Reality is cool. Students think it is too. With virtual reality, students can experience places and things you only dreamed of right in your living room. There are lots of resources to take students to places they might never otherwise visit and provide hands-on learning experiences. Students are making and doing amazing things all the time and with Tour Creator from Google, you and your students can create and share amazing VR tours! In this session, the presenters will demonstrate the process from taking the photo to publishing the tour and give hands-on work time to build your own virtual reality tour.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas

Technology Trainer, Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District
Emily is a Technology Trainer for Northeast Metro Intermediate School District 916. Before coming to Northeast Metro 916, she was a middle and high school German Teacher and an online high school German Teacher, as well as a teacher and tutor for children and adults, ages three to... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Lakeshore C - 1st

12:50pm

Digital Math is FREE (and easy) with EquatIO!
Math… the final “digital frontier.” While all of the other core subject areas easily gravitated into the collaborative online world, math was left behind as there was no easy way to insert math equations and formulas into Google Docs and other digital platforms.  EquatIO is the new digital math extension that finally allows teachers and students to easily insert and collaborate with math, opening up new opportunities for learning and engagement in today’s digital learning environments.  Join us to bring your math classrooms into the digital world!

Speakers
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Texthelp

Booth 40, Texthelp
Paul has been in education for 20 years as a teacher, technology coach, manager, and currently is vice president of sales for Texthelp. Paul’s team oversees the success of the Read&Write, EquatIO, Fluency Tutor, Snapverter, and WriQ family product lines. Paul is a Cleveland Browns... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A2 - 4th

12:50pm

Digital Tools to Make It Stick
The 2014 book "Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning" (Brown, Roediger and McDaniel) suggests we've been incorrectly teaching students how to learn. This session will summarize the authors' findings and propose technology-centered strategies to redesign lessons for increased learning. Teachers, technology coaches and others will walk away with a new perspective on learning, as well as tools to improve student learning--and their own!

Speakers
avatar for Lori Haak

Lori Haak

Teacher, Inver Grove Heights Schools
High school biology teacher. Tech enthusiast. Voracious learner. Google Certified Educator, Level I. Apple Teacher. Schoology Ambassador.


Tuesday December 11, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Greenway J - 2nd

12:50pm

Foster Creativity through Animated Sketchnotes with Keynote
Learn how to empower students to create animated sketchnotes, and more—with fun animations, personal illustrations, and customizable shapes—using the Keynote app on iPad. More than a presentation tool, Keynote gives students a powerful way to visually think through stories and ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Leiser

Andy Leiser

Elementary Integration Specialist, ISD200: Hastings Public Schools
I laugh. I learn. I teach. I play. A father, a husband, a teacher, and a tech enthusiast. I choose to focus on the guaranteed positives rather than the off-chance negatives and encourage educators to share the real story of education today. Who better to showcase all that is great... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Skyway - 2nd

12:50pm

Google Classroom Just Got Better!
Google Classroom has changed for the better! What's more, it is easier to use than ever before. With newly added features and adjustments that better organize and streamline the digital learning process, it's no wonder so many people are switching out their old learning management system for Google Classroom. Come join this session to learn how to use Google Classroom to differentiate, flip your classroom, make better assessments and more. You will also learn how to connect other educational websites to Google Classroom to up your game even more!

Speakers
avatar for Brady Baxter

Brady Baxter

Teacher, Detroit Lakes Area Learning Center
A regular at regional educational technology workshops including Minnesota TIES conference, multiple Google Summits, Minnesota Association of Alternative Programs (MAAP) State Conferences, and the MAAP Administrators Conference, Brady has spoken to hundreds of educators and administrators... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Northstar Ballroom B - 2nd

12:50pm

Google Slides for Student-Centered Learning
Student-centered learning is defined as shifting the focus of instruction from the teacher to the student. It aims to develop learner autonomy and give gradual ownership to the student. With the influx of technology in classrooms, it has never been a better time to shift models of teaching and learning in our classrooms. Google Slides is one way to organize resources and opportunities for your students. By placing the roadmap in their hands, teachers are freed up to guide learning. Come explore templates and begin designing your own student-centered learning experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Skadsem

Holly Skadsem

Digital Learning Coordinator, Bloomington Public Schools
I taught fifth grade math in Bloomington for seven years. Through the curation and creation of digital content, I transformed my math classroom into a "Mastery-based" learning model. Students had control of where they learned, how they learned, and the pace in which they moved through... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Lakeshore B - 1st

12:50pm

Hack your Google!
Come join us as we go through tips and tricks to help you make the most out of your Google experience. From entry level users to more advanced Google users, there will be something for everyone.

Speakers
avatar for Jo Jacobson

Jo Jacobson

Digital Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
Hello! My name is Jo Jacobson and I am a Digital Learning Coach (Technology Integration Specialist) for Eastern Carver County Schools in Chaska, Minnesota and a Google Certified Trainer. I work closely with teachers integrating, personalizing and blending technology and instruction... Read More →
avatar for Jared VanAalsburg

Jared VanAalsburg

Digital Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
After 15 years in the classroom, I am now working as a Digital Learning Coach (Technology Integration Specialist) for Eastern Carver County Schools in Minnesota. I work with students K-12 and love my job! I am a Google for Education Certified teacher, have my Masters in Education... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Great Lakes Ballroom C - 4th

12:50pm

Increasing student engagement for struggling readers and writers
Did you know Microsoft has created free, accessible AT to support students who struggle with reading and writing? This session will showcase how these free Learning Tools can be used to support classroom engagement of reading and writing for users with learning differences such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, emerging readers or a combination of any of the broad range of unique student abilities.   Details, demonstrations and student examples will be shared about several new and improved sets of features across Microsoft products.

Speakers

Tuesday December 11, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
St. Croix - 2nd

12:50pm

Make a Move Toward Technology Health & Wellness Starting Today!
Distracted? Can’t keep up? Sacrificing family and fun? Want to realign technology with humanity’s best interest? Digital Citizenship has moved beyond the basics of teaching students copyright and keeping personal information private to helping them grow into digitally well balanced and healthy individuals. The K-12 years are the opportune time to help students and in turn their parents and community do this. Learn great ways you can review your own tech use and make changes to regain control and realign technology’s role in your life. Come prepared to share your own tips and ideas, too!

Speakers
avatar for Dave Eisenmann

Dave Eisenmann

Director of Instructional Technology & Media Services, 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 →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Greenway DE - 2nd

12:50pm

Our World is Our Classroom with Flipgrid
Did you know Flipgrid has helped thousands of classrooms to connect around the world? A Global perspective and global empathy is needed for students to learn from diverse cultures.  Teachers from around the world are connecting their classrooms with Flipgrid, especially through #GridPals.  This allows classrooms to have shared learning experiences, receive a window into the life of others, as well as develop the global perspective needed to address their own local, national, and international challenges.  Educators will be empowered to partner with others, create unique learning experiences and inspire students to grow their learning community.


Tuesday December 11, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Nicollet A - 1st

12:50pm

Personalized Learning in a Heritage Language Classroom
Experience personalized learning from the perspective of a Hmong heritage language classroom. Participants will understand how digital tools and techniques are used to empower students to create heritage language texts and materials. Specific tools include Google Docs and Forms as well as Flipgrid. Participants will appreciate how offering students choice of path, place, and pace engage learners and facilitate the growth of school-community partnerships.

Speakers
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Pang Yang

ISD 279 Osseo Area Schools


Tuesday December 11, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Greenway A - 2nd

12:50pm

Place Matters! Active Learning in the Classroom
Join us on our quest for inspiring learning experiences as we learn, discuss and dream about environments that provide teachers and learners with tools they need to succeed in the 21st century.
 
Teachers recognize that students need choice and control over how they work at that the ability to choose is becoming more and more important to how students engage and succeed in school. At the same time, today’s teacher’s lessons require more flexible learning environments to allow for various activities, groupings and classroom structures throughout each hour of the day. However, many of us are still teaching in environments designed for traditional, passive and outmoded teaching methods can hinder the adoption of active learning. Come discover compelling research that demonstrates the benefits of active learning classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Juli Olson

Juli Olson

K-12 and Higher Education Workplace Consultant, Atmosphere Commercial Interiors
I spent over 25 years in educational environments starting as a classroom teacher and then curriculum developer before teaching Technology. Eventually I became a Technology Integration Specialist, then IT Director and school administrator. I'm currently enjoying a career helping schools... Read More →
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Steelcase Education and General Office Products

Thank you to Steelcase and General Office Products for teaming up to sponsor the Thursday night social at Omni Brewing!


Tuesday December 11, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Harriet - 4th

12:50pm

Re-Thinking Teaching Tech: A Self-Paced G Suite Unit
Participants in this session will learn about how a unit on G Suite for Education was redesigned with a focus on personalized learning and pace to create a shift towards student centered learning using digital tools. The curriculum allows students (or staff) to learn how to use docs, slides, drawings, sites and sheets at their own pace and with choice in their applications to show what they have learned. Participants will have access to resources and curriculum they can use as well as tutorials for setting up the course in Schoology and Google Classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Draayer

Stephanie Draayer

Palmer Lake Elementary Technology Integration Specialist, Osseo Area Schools
I am a Technology Integration Specialist at Palmer Lake Elementary - Osseo Area Schools. Half of my job is instructing Technology classes as a specialist, and half of my day is spent working on professional development and coaching and collaborating with teachers. I spent my first... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Greenway FG - 2nd

12:50pm

STEAMi: An innovative STEAM approach to teaching in every class
STEAM is more than just an acronym or a collection of subjects that don’t fit in the humanities. In Mounds View, STEAM is an innovative approach to teaching that can be implemented in all grade levels and all subject areas.

In this session we will look at Mounds View’s unique definition of STEAM and our work to bring the strong pedagogy of the STEAM approach to all of our schools and classrooms. Then we will look at the steps we took in this process and how they can be replicated, including lesson planning and PLC work with a STEAM lens.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Monson

Ryan Monson

Technology Coach, Mounds View Public Schools


Tuesday December 11, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Great Lakes Ballroom B - 4th

12:50pm

Storybook Engineering - “Can we build it? Yes we can!”
After learning about the STEM Reads program through Northern Illinois University, two colleagues with a shared passion for reading, came together to open the world of science to their students in a unique way. Experience a session where you dive into a book through a read aloud and then immerse yourself in the science contained within. We'll connect with a scientist to help shed light on what it's like to work in a scientific field. Participants will also be directed toward the resources to find the right books, create or find lesson plans and connect with a scientist.

Speakers
avatar for Nichole Miller

Nichole Miller

Technology Integration, South Washington County Schools
Nichole Miller has received her M. Ed. in Learning Technologies from the University of Minnesota after spending time in the corporate world supporting technology. She has been directly involved in education for the past 9 years in various capacities including as a Digital Learning... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Greenway HI - 2nd

12:50pm

The Better Course Design Film Fest
Come catch a glimpse at six (not quite) feature length films about different aspects of Schoology and online course design. Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look (complete with director’s commentary). Go in-depth while the directors walk the audience through the steps for using at least three design elements. Features include, embedding content, hyperlinking within course materials, grading scale "hacks," badges, and more! You don't want to miss these blockbusters!

Speakers
avatar for Glen Irvin

Glen Irvin

Instructional Coach/Technology Integrationist, Sauk Rapids-Rice High School
I have taught Spanish for the past 13 years at Wabasha-Kellogg High School. I not only teach Spanish full time but I am also the half-time Technology Integrationist for the school district. I am an avid gamer! My classroom is a gamified, quest-based, mastery learning environment... Read More →
avatar for Paul Schlangen

Paul Schlangen

Instructional Coach - Technology Integration, Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle School
I've been teaching for 9 years and have been a Technology Integrationist at Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle school for three years. Prior to becoming a Tech Integrationist, I taught 6th grade science at SRRMS. I'm a self-proclaimed teaching geek with a passion for finding new and innovative... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Regency - 2nd