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Monday, December 10
 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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

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

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.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Davis

Katie Davis

Digital Learning Coach, Shakopee Public Schools
NW

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.

Speakers
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.

Speakers
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.

Speakers
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

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.

Speakers
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.

Speakers
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.

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 →


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

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.

Speakers
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.

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.


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.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Kraemer

Kathy Kraemer

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Fridley Public Schools
K-12 Instructional Technology Coordinator at Fridley IB World SchoolsI'm passionate about BIG ideas, student advocacy, TEDx, travel, humor, the movies, photography, all kinds of music, being a wife, mom and teacher, kickboxing, swimming, and being lakeside.


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.

Speakers
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

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

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.

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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
 

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.

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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.

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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

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

12:50pm

Digital Sub Folders -- Never Come to Work Sick Again!
Creating sub plans has never been more convenient for teachers or subs. See how I’ve changed the sub planning process for my district into one of organization and ease using simple options such as a URL shortener, video recording device and a shared online folder.

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Alderman

Jackie Alderman

Teacher, Cambridge-Isanti Schools
I am a Technology Integration Specialist, assisting teachers with integration of technology and working behind the scenes to discover and build technological solutions to practical problems in education. I taught English and reading for seven years, in grades ranging from 6-12, including... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 4 - 4th

12:50pm

Google Digital Portfolios
As a 1:1 school, access to devices and Google allows us to open up more opportunities to document students daily learning. Students take responsibility and are accountable for their learning when they see their learning! In this session, we will share our strategies for using Google tools to have students build digital portfolios for their learning.

Speakers
avatar for Brittany Johnson

Brittany Johnson

Teacher, Perham Schools


Tuesday December 11, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 1 - 4th

12:50pm

Introducing Alexa Teaching Assistant
The objective of this presentation is to show how a digital assistant, such as an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot can be used in elementary classrooms to create engaging and innovative classroom environments. Learn from two elementary teachers who use the Amazon Echo Dot in second and fifth grade classrooms to assist in daily activities. Experience ways to use "Alexa" in whole-class, small-group and individual settings. Attendees will leave with ideas, tips and tricks for using digital assistants in class.

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Erin Ermis

Tullar Elementary School


Tuesday December 11, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 2 - 4th

12:50pm

Maker Club & Lettering in Innovation
Is your media center getting too cluttered? How do you serve individual interests without having all the maker supplies out? Start a Maker Club! Students at Mounds View High School can find general supplies, high-end and low-end equipment, a makerspace or two, or they can put together a bin with materials for their own project. If they want to take it further, they can "Letter in Innovation".

Speakers
avatar for Becky Stouten

Becky Stouten

Library Media Specialist, Mounds View High School
Becky has been a library media specialist for over two decades at every level; elementary, middle, and high school. She is the mother of three kids, all around college age. If she is not reading or walking her dog Joey, you can find her watercolor painting or leathercrafting. She... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 6 - 4th

12:50pm

Students Mentoring Seniors
Students Mentoring Seniors is an intergenerational program between Armstrong High School's Student Tech Team and a group of senior citizens. The students are there to share their knowledge and skills of technology, and the seniors are there to share their knowledge of life. From downloading ebooks to virtual tours of museums, to connecting with family and friends, the tech requests vary from person to person and visit to visit. But the outcome is always the same... bridging the gap between generations in an intentional format. Seniors learn about tech, students learn about life.

Speakers

Tuesday December 11, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 5 - 4th

12:50pm

Teaching w/o Digital Whiteboards
Learn how a large district transitioned off of 500 digital whiteboards into a projection 2.0 world with larger screens and wireless technology. Hear what the pain points are with a large transition and see some of the solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Bruce DeWitt

Bruce DeWitt

Technology Coordinator, Anoka-Hennepin
Google admin, google educator


Tuesday December 11, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 3 - 4th

1:55pm

Raising Math Achievement with Spring Math
Want the help all learners? Want all students to be successful in mathematics? Want to bridge the gap in math achievement in your school? Check out how this fully comprehensive MTSS/RTI system is helping students all around the country master mathematics. Learn about what types of interventions work and how to get started helping your students tomorrow. 

Speakers

Tuesday December 11, 2018 1:55pm - 2:10pm
Poster Table 3 - 4th

1:55pm

#ChaseCuriosity in the Social Studies Classroom
Students become more interested and engaged in learning when they are offered voice and choice in the classroom. Research demonstrates that students learn and retain more when they are learning for themselves. Assisting students in asking questions that foster curiosity and encourage deeper thinking and understanding of people, places, events and institutions as well as guiding them in discovery of answers gives ownership of learning to the students. Participants will leave with a variety of adaptable strategies and Ideas for empowering student learning in the social studies classroom.

Speakers
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 →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Poster Table 5 - 4th

1:55pm

Connecting Apps & Literature in the Primary Grades
In this session, we will explore ready-to-use digital projects with direct connections to literature. Participants will be introduced to a variety of ways to use apps (such as PicKids, Flip Grid, Seesaw, Shadow Puppet, etc...) that allow for student creation in response to Read Aloud stories. Several lessons and projects can be completed within a 30-60 minute block. Lessons are geared towards the K-2 audience but can be altered to work with older grades.

Speakers

Tuesday December 11, 2018 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Poster Table 1 - 4th

1:55pm

Curating in the Classroom
Finding information on the Internet is a crucial skill for our students. Considering the massive amounts of information that is being uploaded to the internet every minute, sifting through and organizing information can be a daunting task. In this session, participants will learn tools and methods to teach students how to not only become collectors of information, but how to analyze and digitally sort the information in meaningful ways.

Speakers
TP

Teri Petrin

Teacher, AFSA Middle School


Tuesday December 11, 2018 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Poster Table 4 - 4th

1:55pm

Gradual Release of Digital Learning in the Elementary Classroom
In this session, we will share the ways we have used gradual release of digital technology into the elementary classroom. We wil alsol outline some advantages and disadvantages to this method as well as offer up some great strategies on how digital learning specialists can get invited into an elementary classroom to collaborate on projects with classroom teachers. Coaching models, the act of co-teaching and strategies for meeting the teachers needs will be also be shared.

Speakers
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Kevin Sayers

Digital Learning Coach, Shakopee School District
NW

Natalie Weatherman

Shakopee Public Schools ISD 720


Tuesday December 11, 2018 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Poster Table 2 - 4th