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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

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

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.

Speakers
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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.

Speakers
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Troy Reynolds

Bagley ISD 162


Monday December 10, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 1 - 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
 
Tuesday, December 11
 

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

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

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

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