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Monday, December 10
 

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Speakers
avatar for Bonnie Vagasky

Bonnie Vagasky

Vice President, Educational Programs, BestPrep


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

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.

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 →


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

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.

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 11:45am - 12:35pm
Nokomis - 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.

Speakers
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

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.

Speakers
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

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!

Speakers
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

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

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

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.

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.


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

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
 
Tuesday, December 11
 

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
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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

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
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Jiten Gori

Ruckus Networks for ByteSpeed


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

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

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

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

Them's fightin' words! How do I respond?
With most communication happening via email, it's easy for miscommunication to happen. Are there best practices for sending an email home? What's the best way to respond to an emotionally motivated parent? Learn how to handle those charged emails that will keep you sane and parents on your side. You'll have time to practice and walk away with some sample templates.

Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Fruin

Carolyn Fruin

Professional Learning Coordinator, Reflection Sciences


Tuesday December 11, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A3 - 4th

1:55pm

Using Social Media to Teach From the Heart
If students had the option to attend any class they wanted, not just the class they had to attend,­ would your room be full of students or would it be empty? See how a Physical Education teacher and an English teacher use social media to develop unbeatable culture in their classrooms. We will share our lessons and practices on how to build amazing culture in your classroom. We will focus mainly on ways to use social media to not only engage students and their parents but to also show them how much you care and enjoy having them in your class.

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 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Greenway DE - 2nd

3:00pm

Digital Skills Crucial for Personalized Learning
In personalized learning, digital literacy skills become an integral part of a student's learning. Learners need to be able to effectively communicate, collaborate and solve problems digitally to succeed. We recognize the importance of these skills to ensure learner success in a personalized learning environment. Participants in this session will:
Develop and refine understanding of what aspects of digital literacy are important for independent learners.
Develop the technical and cognitive skills necessary to search, evaluate, and curate information to solve problems digitally.

Speakers
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 →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Greenway DE - 2nd

3:00pm

Free Digital Collaboration for Every Classroom
The highest level in Bloom's Taxonomy is creation and a key to success in the classroom and the workplace is the ability to collaborate. In this session we will explore free digital tools that provide students the opportunity to create, publish, and work collaboratively. From cartoons and infographics to digital posters and books and more, explore free, fun and engaging webtools that promote creativity, publishing to authentic audiences, and collaboration.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Wolfe

Wendy Wolfe

Technology Integrationist & Social Studies Teacher, Breck School
Wendy Wolfe has a M.A. in Educational Technology and Adult learners. She is in her 20th year of teaching Social Studies (17th at Totino-Grace High School), has published US Government curriculum through EMC Publishing, serves as an educational technology consultant to the Minnesota... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Greenway HI - 2nd

3:00pm

Pear Deck: Make Notes Engaging!
Pear Deck is a tool that can help educators and students create engaging presentations and demonstrations of learning. In this session, learn how to use the web-based tool Pear Deck to spice up content delivery and student assessments that you have used for years. This interactive tool also creates engaging presentations that allow for formative assessment and student voice in engaging ways.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea (Thurmes) Ibberson

Andrea (Thurmes) Ibberson

Teacher & Google for Education Certified Trainer, Big Lake Schools
Andrea Thurmes is an Ed Tech aficionado with a particular interest in Google Apps for Education! She teaches Biology at Big Lake high school, but in her spare time she works with teachers at her school as the named "Google Queen." She is a podcast enthusiast, particularly the Google... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Lakeshore B - 1st